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Pat Shingleton: "Sea Fog"

4 years 6 months 1 week ago Wednesday, February 11 2015 Feb 11, 2015 February 11, 2015 4:50 PM February 11, 2015 in Pat Shingleton Column
By: Pat Shingleton

An area between Hawaii and California has been dubbed the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. The American Institute of Physics reports that researchers have identified five dirty patches in this region. They are located in the middle of large circular currents that attract garbage from other sections of the oceans. Scientists from the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia have constructed models to determine the origination of the debris. The ocean was divided into seven regions where waters don't mix. Their findings indicate that the Pacific and Indian Oceans are linked with the south Atlantic, while another region of the Indian Ocean belongs in the South Pacific. Studying these ocean links can further understand ocean ecology.

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