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gyre

a great spiral or circular oceanic surface current.

gyre

gyrus.
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Once they mature at anywhere from 20 to 50 years they continue following the Atlantic Gyre back to the eastern US seaboard where they nest.
com)-- 5 Gyres is partnering with Forward Reality, as an advisor on a Virtual Reality (VR) project to educate people about the serious issue of plastic pollution in our oceans.
The gyre weakens and its circulation turns counterclockwise.
To get a more accurate scope, Slat contacted professors at the Universities of Delft, Utrecht, and Hawaii to come up with scientific estimates of how much extractable plastic there were at the top levels of the gyres.
Sub-tropical gyres are in fact zones of particulate matter accumulation, as evidenced in the accumulation of plastic garbage in each ocean gyre (Law et al.
org--set sail in early June for the North Atlantic Subtropical gyre and the Sub Polar "Viking Gyre," from Bermuda to Iceland, to study plastic pollution.
It's like a toilet bowl that swirls but doesn't flush," says Charles Moore, a California-based oceanographer who is often credited with discovering an enormous stretch of floating debris in the midst of the North Pacific Gyre in 2003--since dubbed the Great Pacific Garbage Patch.
Marks Past and Present Achievements, Sees Promise for Future DuPont marks the 40th anniversary of DuPontTM Gyre flexographic printing systems this year by coiru-nemorating its past, celebrating its present and looking ahead to a future of continued innovation.
I found more in the Great Lakes than in any sample anywhere in the world's oceans," says Eriksen, cofounder with Cummins of the 5 Gyres Institute, a nonprofit dedicated to documenting plastic pollution in the world's five major oceanic gyres (huge swirling currents in which debris accumulates in the North and South Pacific, the North and South Atlantic, and the Indian Ocean--the North Pacific gyre has amassed a "garbage patch" as big as the state of Texas).
Two such overstuffed amalgams, Terrene, 2012, and Gyre, 2013, were presented here as discrete sculptures; in photographs, others appeared in less pristine settings, such as an unidentified shantytown, suggesting a connection between Mattingly's haphazard constructions and the improvised architectures at the outskirts of cities worldwide.
Ruth believes that the lunchbox has escaped from the Pacific Gyre.
The material in the sink, he said, comes almost entirely from the Pacific garbage patch, which slowly spins in the north Pacific gyre, a slow-moving, clockwise, circular ocean current that shoots straight at Oregon before turning south, periodically dumping its beaches with debris.