Allan- perhaps a read of the article would clear up the misconception. It's from Oregon State University, posted on Watts site.
Perhaps you should compare the titles.
Watts Up With That?
Garbage: Another environmental claim proven to be hyped
Oceanic “garbage patch” not nearly as big as portrayed in media
Subtle difference but certainly shows the bias of Watts Up With That. Why not just cite the original source without the inflammatory title?
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