Apr 26, 2010

Another Giant Garbage Patch Found in the Atlantic Ocean

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If you thought the Great Pacific Garbage Patch was a nightmare, things just got worse — it has a twin. As Plastiki makes its way across the Pacific to raise awareness about plastic in the oceans, scientists have found a matching patch in the Atlantic Ocean that stretches for thousands of square miles. The news doesn't stop there — scientists warn the phenomenon is likely to exist in still more places around the globe.  Read on at Inhabitat