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Re: Garbage Island
I have sailed through the Pacific gyre three times.
In 2000 I was sure that someone ahead was throwing 1 foot square pieces of plastic overboard. We saw plastic bottles, oil bottles and fishing floats. A small piece of fishing net ate our transmission.
In 2010 we did not see much.
In 2012 we saw some obvious tsunami debris: a 1'x1'x 15' piece of concrete dock. We also saw a piece of fishing net, which did not ear out transmission, and lots of plastic.
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