Studying How Plastic Pollution Enters Ocean Food Supply From | http Marcus Eriksen is not really fishing. He is catching plastic in the Atlantic Ocean. Eriksen wants to publicize the growing buildup of plastic waste in our oceans and to study its effects. MARCUS ERIKSEN: "These are five sub-tropical gyres in the world where the majority of the plastic in the world accumulates." ANNA CUMMINS: "The gyre is formed by ocean currents that couple with the spinning of the Earth, the Earth's rotation. And what happens is that you have, effectively, a massive whirlpool, this large spinning system, where debris can accumulate." Anna Cummins and her husband Marcus Eriksen set up a not-for-profit group called the 5 Gyres Institute. It helps researchers with studies of plastic pollution in the oceans. Cummins says plastic bags and bottles have little or no value after they are used. Most plastic waste can be found in solid-waste landfills or along rivers. A lot of this waste also washes out to sea. ANNA CUMMINS: "This becomes a problem in the marine environment because plastics are designed to last forever. They don't break down, they can't be digested by marine organisms and they persist in the ocean for thousands of years." When sailing, Eriksen and Cummins gather objects from the ocean's surface. Hundreds of things they caught have gone to a California laboratory for testing. ANNA CUMMINS: "What shocked me the most on all these trips is to cross an ocean, to cross for thousands and thousands of miles, and find that ...
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Plastic Trash in Oceans Enters Marine Food Chain Daily, we use and discard billions of plastic bags and bottles, and much of the trash ends up littering the environment or, increasingly, being washed out to sea. Many scientists have documented the growing volume of plastic garbage floating in the oceans. Now a young couple is taking a fresh look at the problem to see if something can be done to solve it.
Plastic Is Drastic - Retire The Gyre The first of many "Bug Blogs" laying out the plan for SXSW and the Human Experiment that Hillside Fire will be conducting along the way along the way.
PLASTIC STATE OF MIND (Parody) Made by passionate volunteers on a super tiny budget, on the behalf of Green Sangha! Thanks folks! /plastics-campaign/ and /contact/ Share this comedy musical w/ the family from Green Sangha: bit.ly NEWS FLASH: Congrats to ITALY...
World Ocean Circulation - Ekman Transport & Gyres In this segment, we explore the role of Ekman transport in geostrophic flows that generate the surface circulation.
Investigating The Indian Ocean Gyre
Project Kaisei - Captain Wes - Ships Contribute to Plastic in the Ocean - The Garbage Patch Captain Wes of the New Horizon, a Scripps Institution of Oceanography vessel talks about how plastic has accumulated in the North Pacific Gyre and other gyres in the world. He was the Captain aboard the SEAPLEX cruise in August with chief scientist Miriam Goldstein and other scientists from Scripps. The SEAPLEX cruise from Scripps and Kaisei were two expeditions. Project Kaisei helped fund two expeditions out to the garbage patch to find solutions to the growing plastic problem facing theOcean. Want to do something about this problem? Get the children in your life to love the ocean, give the gift of the ocean today, visit: Type youtube in the notes of your order to receive a free gift!
The Garbage Patch over 7 million tons of plastic spanning an area twice the size of texas destroying our oceans and harming our food chains
rock'n'roll star - part 2 the gyres meet the a&r team convinced of their magnetism and songwriting genius.
5 Gyres on Voice Of America 5 Gyres was invited to Washington, DC to share our project on Voice Of America, hosted by Zulima Palacio.
"Paper or Plastic?" gyre animation mbf
Quiksilver.mov Video from the 5 Gyres North Atlantic Gyre Expedition, studying plastic pollution in the Sargasso Sea. Thanks to Quiksilver Foundation for their support of the project: 5
Will our oceans survive? with Stiv Wilson from The 5 Gyres Project
BlueTurtle Jan 2010 - 5 Gyres Expedition - Bermuda Plastic Trash Beach Today we found a beach on Bermuda that could be one of the most polluted in the world. Very sad!~
Introduction to Gyres science project -- Dr Lewis
World Ocean Circulation - Surface Circulation, Gyres In this segment, we explore the major oceanic gyres and their characteristics.
ECC participating in South Trans-Atlantic Gyre Research Expedition Rich Sundance Owen, founder and executive director of the Environmental Cleanup Coalition, is joining the 5 Gyres team and Pangaea Explorations on the first research expedition to the South Trans-Atlantic Gyre -- to examine the scope and density of plastic and polluntant accumulation in the ocean. Your donations are greatly appreciated, and tax-deductible. Follow along with the voyage blog: ship2
5 Gyres plastic sushi
rock'n'roll star part 4 clealy no-one else saw the gap between the hype and reality - here the Gyres tell us "Japan will be easy, but" as they set out their ambitions to take on the world. More routinely, they support Gene at the Barrowland and a vox pop (conducted it seems on an eighties' vintage walkman) hits it on the head when one respondent screws up their face and declares 'nah. I don't like it. They're not very good.' If only the music journalists in the film were as perceptive. Includes a brief cameo appearance by one of Glasgow's leading concert promoters.
5 Gyres Expedition - sign-up video from Fábio Tito This is the video I made to try and get the most awesome position ever - be one of the crew members in the 5 Gyres expedition. It's a research organization that will travel part of the Pacific and gather information about plastic pollution. The video didn't go exactly as I had planned - I found out about the recruitment in the las few days -, so please focus on the message and never mind silly mistakes or my awluffy tired face in a kind-of-cold Saturday morning. Please do pay attention to some relevant information about myself at the end of the video. Here you can see the text I had written before: "Hey everyone, my name is Fábio Tito, I'm a journalist and I live in Brasília, which is the capital of Brazil. Most people call me tchito, because that's how my secound name sounds like in Portuguese. I'm only applying for this awesome job because I actually think I'm the guy you need - otherwise I wouldn't bother wasting my time, I know there are probably lots of people interested. Last year I spent two months living in a boat and traveling in the Amazon with a crew of researchers from University of Brasilia. And my work there was actually writing and taking pictures to fill up a blog about the research. we studied school transportation made by boat in the rivers of Amazon. The crew worked the oddest hours, waking up two or three times a week at three in the morning and so on. Also, we divided the tasks on the boat, like cleaning and cooking. And we had lots of fun, of course ...
Rock'n'Roll Star part 1 of a documentary about unlamented britpop outfit, the gyres, on their quest for stardom.
What's An Ocean Garbage Patch? How much trash is in our oceans? And does it look more like a floating landfill or a plastic soup? Anna Cummins, co-founder of the 5 Gyres Project, gives Jorge Ribas the facts about her recent trip into the Atlantic Garbage Patch.
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BlueTurtle Jan 2010 - N Atlantic 5 Gyres Expedition - Trawling for Plastic.wmv This was our first 5 Gyres Expedition plastic trawl, not too far from Saint Thomas, US Virgin Islands.
jumpin ship3.mov Challenge this lady to jump 100000 times within 40 days while on a boat? Fundraising to sail from Brazil to S. Africa sampling the 3rd gyre help Bonnie Monteleone blog from the open-ocean bringing awareness to the problems with plastic in our oceans. Go to and be a part of the solution to plastic pollution. Help her raise $10000 she needs to get there. Join her with 5Gyres and Pangaea Explorations 11/4/10 to 12/05/10 sailing across the S. Atlantic Gyre.
5 Gyres 5 Gyres introduces the expedition of the Sea Dragon to monitor plastic and POPs pollution in the Atlantic Ocean. Plastics absorb persistent organic pollutants. Directed by Anna Cummins
PRECINCT AFLAME - Gyres - Live - 4/25/09 Precinct Aflame performing "Gyres" (formally known as CTU) live in Erie, PA on April 25th, 2009.
Madara would love to be on the "Sea Dragon" Madara Peipina is a 25 year old girl from Riga, Latvia, and she would love to be part of the 5 Gyres & Electrolux expedition about plastics in the Atlantic ocean. To find out more about her, please see To see her pictures, please visit http To find out more about „homo ecos:", please see Video & camera by Studio 53/10
rock'n'roll star part 3 It starts getting good as the disillusionment creeps in when The Gyres hit the toilets of the UK. Bath, Nottingham and Es*** indeed. A show with David Bowie is a career high, but even then they are mistaken for Menswear. And, throw in some rampant self-delusion as Andy McLinden claims that 'when you die you want the world to stop.'
Ride to Sandy Bay on St. Helena Island with 5 Gyres Voyage Crew The crew from the 5 Gyres Voyage from Namibia to Uruguay to study plastic pollution in the South Atlantic Ocean stopped at St. Helena Island along their Atlantic crossing. The Island has a population of 5K, has few beaches and is where Napoleon died. Sandy Bay has one of the two sandy beaches on the Island. Sadly, the beach is covered in plastic pollution. The 5 Gyres crew who have been all over the world evaluating plastic pollution on beaches thought Sandy Bay Beach had the highest concentration nurdles they had ever seen. These are the same nurdles that we pulled up in almost every single trawl. Plastic is out of control in this world.
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Anna Cummins from 5 Gyres Susan Nichols sits with Anna Cummins from 5 Gyres to discuss the importance of educating people about the plastic marine pollution that collects in our ocean...
The Great Pacific Garbage Patch - Good Morning America Channel 7 - 7:45 AM PST
Jon T. Howard - North Atlantic Gyre Styrofoam.MOV Jon T. Howard reporting from the middle of the North Atlantic Ocean Gyre. As part of a 9 person crew aboard Pangaea Exploration's Sea Dragon, Jon T. Howard spent 11 days sailing and researching plastic pollution and its harmful effects on the marine life with 5. The 1st leg of the mission sailed between St. Thomas US Virgin Islands and Bermuda.
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Taxi Ride to Sandy Bay Beach on St. Helena Island with 5 Gyres Crew. The crew from the 5 Gyres Voyage from Namibia to Uruguay to study plastic pollution in the South Atlantic Ocean stopped at St. Helena Island along their Atlantic crossing. The Island has a population of 5K, has few beaches and is where Napoleon died. Sandy Bay has one of the two sandy beaches on the Island. Sadly, the beach is covered in plastic pollution. The 5 Gyres crew who have been all over the world evaluating plastic pollution on beaches thought Sandy Bay Beach had the highest concentration nurdles they had ever seen. These are the same nurdles that we pulled up in almost every single trawl. Plastic is out of control in this world. Here is a video of the crazy taxi ride to Sandy Bay Beach.
From Santa Monica across the South Pacific Gyre with the 5 Gyres Institute Sara and Garen talk about their upcoming research expedition across the South Pacific with the 5 Gyres Institute to study plastic pollution in the ocean. Sara high lights a little about her blog The Daily Ocean, and how she will record their trip from Chile to Easter Island there. www.5 - learn more, get involved, join an expedition, support global research!
Underway on The 5 Gyres project
North Pacific Gyre The center of the North Pacific Gyre is a relatively stationary region of the Pacific Ocean (the area it occupies is often referred to as the horse latitudes). The circular rotation around it draws waste material in and has led to the accumulation of flotsam and other debris. While historically this debris has biodegraded, the gyre is now accumulating vast quantities of plastic and marine debris. Rather than biodegrading, plastic photodegrades, disintegrating in the ocean into smaller and smaller pieces. These pieces, still polymers, eventually become individual molecules, which are still not easily digested. Some plastics photodegrade into other pollutants. The gyre is discussed in Alan Weisman's The World Without Us as an example of the near-indestructibility of discarded plastic.
Tale of a bottle with a tail While crossing the North Atlantic Gyre to study plastic marine pollution, the 5 Gyres crew fished out a plastic bottle, only to find a fish living inside. This fish had grown too big to swim out, confined to a plastic existence. Petroleum plastics don't break down in the ocean.