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Bag Monster Sighting – South Pacific Subtropical Gyre
/ May 23, 2011 12:22 pm

Bag Monster Sighting – South Pacific Subtropical Gyre

I have been tracking the Bag Monster for over 6 years now. My search lead me to join the 5Gyres Institute, as they explored the last of the five oceanic gyres in their ground breaking global research expedition. I wanted to see firsthand, the impacts of plastic pollution on our marine environment. In case you were not aware, a gyre is a gentle vortex, formed between two currents, creating an area that is known to collect marine debris and plastic pollution. “Great Pacific Garbage Patch” is a common description of the well-known North Pacific Gyre. The other four gyres have been largely unexplored until now. You can read about my journey here: http://www.bagmonster.com/author/andy

Journal Entry 1: Expedition to explore the South Pacific Gyre
/ March 21, 2011 9:05 am

Journal Entry 1: Expedition to explore the South Pacific Gyre

I arrived in Valdivia Chile and am preparing to join the 5Gyres Expedition to research the effects of plastic pollution in the world’s oceans. I am part of a team of 13 amazing people and will be leaving in a few days to visit the last unexplored Gyre, located in the South Pacific. You can follow the journey at BagMonster, 5Gyres [&hellip

/ October 28, 2010 11:19 pm

The 5 Gyres Institute to set sail for FIRST EVER survey for plastic pollution in The South Atlantic Gyre

Today, 5 Gyres Institute announced the world’s first voyage to the South Atlantic Gyre. The voyage begins on November 8th to show that every ocean on the globe is polluted with plastic garbage harming marine wildlife and potentially threatening human health. The 5 Gyres Institute, collaborating with Algalita Marine Research Foundation (AMRF) and Pangaea Explorations, is leading this expedition. The 5 Gyres team, lead [&hellip

/ August 8, 2008 4:36 pm

Oceans are like plastic soup: Pacific Gyre studies

A crew of scientists sail out to the Pacific Gyre to study the “Great Pacific Garbage Patch” where plastic outnumbers plankton 6 to 1. This video starring the scientist who first discovered the plastic soup in the Gyre shows why we should always bring our own ChicoBag instead of using plastic. Every piece of plastic ever made still exists.“A one-liter [&hellip

/ July 25, 2008 6:09 pm

A raft built using trash sails from LA to Hawaii to bring attention to the Pacific Garbage Gyre

Scientist builds raft that floats on 15,000 plastic bottles to bring attention to the rapid accumulation of plastic trash in the North Pacific Ocean: He’s got our attention. What his video below… The plastic industry has no intention to make less plastic and they blame the consumer for the problem. Recycling programs are part of the solution, but legislation to [&hellip