This scares a 1000X more than any covid virus

The Institute’s cleanup is the largest to date at the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. This remote area of the Pacific Ocean is a swirling vortex that corrals and traps an astonishing amount of trash. Sadly, the crew found numerous turtle skeletons tangled in the nets, which shows the real-life consequences of these careless actions.

The expedition uses GPS satellite trackers on tagged fishing nets to find high-density areas of plastic.

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