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Getting my sea legs

September 14, 2009

Well, I’ve officially been at sea for a week now. So much has happened:

  • The crew has found plastic in every single sample of seawater they’ve taken
  • Jeff caught our first fish-a 27” Mahi Mahi
  • I’ve been able to take underwater photographs of a floating yellow crate from Korea and a 55 gallon plastic barrel
  • The crew has retrieved over ten different abandoned buoys of all shapes and sizes
  • I interviewed Moore about the trip and what he hopes will happen to the garbage patch in the future, (will include comments from the interview in future posts).
  • We lost a flow meter (the flow meter is attached to the manta trawl and measures how much water the manta samples)
  • Bonnie started fishing for plastic with a net from the bow. In ten minutes she found a handful of tiny plastic pieces.
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