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gyre

a great spiral or circular oceanic surface current.

gyre

gyrus.
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The 5 Gyres paper (1) was preceded in July 2014 by a similar study suggesting that between 7,000 and 35,000 tons of plastic are floating on the ocean's surface.
As they spread out around the globe, much of the rubbish gets accumulated in five large ocean gyres, which are circular currents and churn up plastics in a set area.
US expert Dr Marcus Eriksen, who published his findings in online journal Public Library of Science One, said: "Our findings show the garbage patches in the middle of the five sub-tropical gyres are not the final resting places for the world's floating plastic trash.
Eriksen and Cummins led an effort by 5 Gyres to persuade cosmetics companies to discontinue the use of these plastic particles.
Data quantifying the mass, size, colour and type of plastic collected on the expedition is being integrated into a global database managed by the 5 Gyres Institute, filling the gap in existing data about this important stretch of water.
Plastic pollution, originating from sea- and land-based sources, migrates into subtropical gyres (32, 30) where it forms accumulation zones of microplastic particles distinct from surrounding waters relatively free of plastic pollution.
Although the North Pacific Gyre Is the most famous ocean dump, four similar gyres exist in the world's oceans.
Physical and biological processes of different ocean regions--including coastal estuaries, gyres, coral reefs and upwelling systems--are considered.
Yet his (or their) pages of diagrams of the gyres, as presented in A Vision, with their labels of "Subjectivity," "Objectivity," "Will," Creative Mind," "Mask" and "Body of Fate" represent a kind of aphasic science of answers and no questions, or a kind of poetry that is only prosody.
certain Microcycas sperm, those of cycads bear 5-7 gyres of flagella,