More than one plastic gyre in world's oceans | Pacific Beat

More than one plastic gyre in world's oceans

More than one plastic gyre in world's oceans

Updated 21 January 2013, 18:35 AEDT

Australian scientists have been investigating the swirling mass of plastic debris floating in the north Pacific Gyre, first discovered about 15 years ago.

Since them more of these patches of plastic have been discovered in oceans around the world.

A team of researchers at the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Climate System Science, has been investigating how they form.

Dr Erik Van Sebille is the lead author of the report.

Barbara Heggen asked him how many of the plastic patches exist ?

Presenter: Barbara Heggen

Speaker: Dr Erik Van Sebille from the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Climate System Science

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