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Definatley a multihull, but looks like a Cessna cabin.......aLOLOLOLOL
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Environmentalism: you're doing it wrong

Hm. I'm sceptical. I wonder if what little awareness this costly campaign raised was worth the amount of garbage that probably broke off the boat en route and returned to the ocean...

The raft encountered storms that tore it apart during the first two weeks.

Some of the bottles that were supposed to help the raft stay afloat started to sink. Eriksen and Paschal had to anchor the raft 100 miles off shore and rebuild it, before setting sail again.
The article doesn't say whether the raft carried a MARPOL plaque.

One day, said Paschal, they caught a fish after watching it grow for five weeks. They were going to eat it, but when they cut it open they found its stomach was full of plastic confetti.
Fish ate plastic for five weeks growing up underneath a boat made of bottles, a known source of dietary plastic. That's great.

This story reminds me of "sustainability week" at my university, where dozens of groups come to campus and hand out gods only know how many reams of paper pamphlets about green-this and green-that.
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Good points, Adam. Of course a few trees must be sacrificed for the cause-we'll make up for it later. I think they learned that from Stalin. (g)

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