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gyre

a great spiral or circular oceanic surface current.

gyre

gyrus.
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Gilliam's team and 5 Gyres are on a quest to detect those hazards and measure the level of microplastics in the ocean.
However, very few surveys have ever been carried out in the Southern Hemisphere oceans and outside of the subtropical gyres.
Sherri Cuono, CEO of Forward Reality stated, "We're pleased to have the participation of the 5 Gyres Institute on this important project, their expertise on this issue is invaluable.
5 Gyres Institute has documented upward of 270,000 tons of plastics floating in the world's oceans.
The gyres are instead speckled with tiny plastic bits smaller than grains of rice, as many as 100,000 per square kilometer.
Plastic is believed to be the main contaminant in the huge garbage gyres that pollute the oceans.
We should also be aware of five points of rotating ocean currents called gyres that were found to have the billions of pounds of plastic waste spread out over millions of square kilometers, entering through coasts and rivers farther inland.
Many plastic pieces drift into swirling ocean currents called gyres (JY-erz).
Marcus Eriksen is the research director and co-founder of the 5 Gyres Institute.
We chose the islands because they are representative of pollution in the gyres, but serve as a barrier to trash," a spokeswoman for the foundation backing the expedition, Race for Water, told dpa.
The latest multinational research, led by the Five Gyres Institute in Los Angeles and published by PLOS One in December 2014, estimates more than 5.
Chapman demurs from our fouling our own nest, but that's just what we are doing: witness the five plastic-littered gyres in the ocean and the dead zone in the Gulf of Mexico.