Great Pacific Garbage Patch, floating ‘island’ of trash in ocean, is now twice the size of Texas

Great Pacific Garbage Patch, floating ‘island’ of trash in ocean, is now twice the size of Texas

The Pacific Ocean is being treated like a giant dumpster — and it’s starting to look like one, too. A “floating” island of trash dubbed the Great Pacific Garbage Patch (GPGP) now stretches 600,000 square miles, according to a study published Thursday in Scientific Reports. Fishing Bradenton | Awestruck Fishing Charter 6206 8th Ave Dr W, Bradenton, FL 34209 | (941) 243-8520 | http://flatsfishing.net  …

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How Illegal Fishing Is Being Tracked From Space

How Illegal Fishing Is Being Tracked From Space

   VIEW IMAGES A commercial fishing boat going out to fish. PHOTOGRAPH BY JOHN GREIM, LIGHTROCKET, GETTY By Sarah Gibbens PUBLISHED MARCH 12, 2018 How Illegal Fishing Is Being Tracked From Space Ocean conservationists from watchdog group Oceana are hunting for illegal fishing activity, and one new method they are exploring for catching offenders is satellite data. The data comes from a monitoring…

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