Great Pacific Garbage Patch

Great Pacific Garbage Patch

a plastic soup, which collects in the central northern part of the Pacific Ocean, in the North Pacific gyre; first identified in 1997.
Also, Pacific Trash Vortex, Pacific plastic soup.

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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  • Great Pacific Garbage Patch — Garbage Island redirects here. For the episode of How I Met Your Mother, see Garbage Island (How I Met Your Mother). The Garbage Patch is located within the North Pacific Gyre, one of the five major oceanic gyres. The Great Pacific Garbage Patch …   Wikipedia

  • Great Pacific Garbage Patch — Die fünf größten zirkulierenden Meeresströmungen der Erde Plastikmüll am Strand der Dominikanischen Republik …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • North Atlantic Garbage Patch — The five major ocean gyres. The North Atlantic Garbage Patch is an area of marine debris found floating within the North Atlantic Gyre, originally documented in 1972.[1] The patch is estimated to be hundreds of kilometers across in size …   Wikipedia

  • Pacific Ocean — Pacific and North Pacific redirect here. For other uses, see Pacific (disambiguation) and North Pacific (disambiguation). Earth s oceans (World Ocean) Arctic Ocean Atlantic Ocean Indian Ocean Pacific Ocean Southern Ocean …   Wikipedia

  • Pacific plastic soup — noun → Great Pacific Garbage Patch …   Australian English dictionary

  • Pacific Trash Vortex — noun → Great Pacific Garbage Patch …   Australian English dictionary

  • North Pacific Gyre — The main ocean currents involved with the North Pacific Gyre The North Pacific Gyre, located in the northern Pacific Ocean, is one of the five major oceanic gyres. This gyre comprises most of the northern Pacific Ocean. It is the largest… …   Wikipedia

  • North Pacific Current — The North Pacific Current. The North Pacific Current (sometimes referred to as the North Pacific Drift) is a slow warm water current that flows west to east between 40 and 50 degrees north in the Pacific Ocean. The current forms the southern part …   Wikipedia

  • Marine debris — on the Hawaiian coast Marine debris, also known as marine litter, is human created waste that has deliberately or accidentally become afloat in a lake, sea, ocean or waterway. Oceanic debris tends to accumulate at the centre of gyres and on… …   Wikipedia

  • Project Kaisei — logo Formation 19 March 2009 Type NGO Purpose/focus Environmental …   Wikipedia

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