Boaters Mapping Floating Garbage Patch In North Pacific Return To San FranciscoVolunteer crews on 30 boats have been measuring the size and mapping the location of tons of plastic waste floating between the West Coast and Hawaii.
Google Funds $60M Research Ship To Study 'Dead Zone' In Pacific OceanA $60 million research ship funded by a Google executive is setting sail from San Francisco to study a so-called “dead zone” in the Pacific Ocean and other mysteries of the sea.

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