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Reasearchers pulled plastic bottles with a variety of biological inhabitants out of the North Pacific Gyre. Copyright 2009 Scripps Institution of Oceanography.

On Aug. 10, SEAPLEX researchers dispatched a small boat off New Horizon for two hours to capture plastic debris in the gyre. Among the assortment of items retrieved were three plastic bottles with a variety of biological inhabitants.

Lindsay Patterson

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