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Talking Trash: Investigating the Great Pacific Garbage Patch
by Amanda Morales
Sport Diver Magazine

Americans generated a staggering 251 million tons of trash in 2012, according to the Environmental Protection Agency, with plastic waste alone accounting for 32 million tons of that total.
A new book, Plastic, Ahoy! Investigating the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, examines what happens when tons of plastic and other debris make its way to the ocean to become part of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. Author Patricia Newman spent three weeks at sea with Scripps Institution marine biologists and researchers exploring the effects of the plastic and other trash on marine life.

Plastic, Ahoy! follows Miriam Goldstein, Chelsea Rochman and Darcy Taniguchi — ­all members of the 2009 Scripps ­Environmental Accumulation of Plastic Expedition — aboard the research vessel as they run tests on water and plastic samples to determine the impact of this pollution on the region. Photographer Annie Crawley captures images of the garbage patch — which is the result of pollution from shores, rivers and oceans — in this eye-opening book.

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