Scientists, sailors, journalists and government officials set sail from San Francisco Bay to start a study of the planet’s largest known floating garbage dump, about 1,000 miles north of Hawaii

1 Nov

The goal of the month long mission, dubbed Project Kaisei after the 151-foot brigantine that was bought from Japanese sailors in 1991, is to chart the so-called Great Pacific Garbage Patch and learn about its mysterious vortex of discarded plastic and assess what might be done about it.

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