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gyre

a great spiral or circular oceanic surface current.
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The team, led by the University of Southampton with British Antarctic Survey, University of East Anglia and the Alfred Wegener Institute in Germany, studied the ocean circulation and carbon concentration of the Weddell Gyre, a region of critical importance for carbon removal from the atmosphere lying east of the Antarctic Peninsula.
Taken together, and more permanent currents make up the systems of currents known as gyres.
The Pacific Ocean has two great gyres, and what is also known as the Great Pacific Garbage Patch is the largest of the offshore plastic accumulation zones in the planet.
If we zoom in, we see that the gyres are also full of smaller swirling water parcels called eddies.
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." She added, "Forward Reality will be launching this experience in museums worldwide as well as making it available to the public on multiple VR platforms."
5 Gyres Institute has documented upward of 270,000 tons of plastics floating in the world's oceans.
In the oceans, floating bits of debris--everything from plastic bags to Legos--tend to ride along ocean currents to a common destination: one of five major whirling ocean gyres, also known as the ocean garbage patches.
the scene, one of five major gyres of garbage on our high
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).