The real Great Pacific Garbage Patch. Photo by Miriam Goldstein, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, 2010 EX1006 cruise.
For the first couple of years of this page I showed a picture of a man in a canoe paddling though trash to depict the Great pacific garbage patch. I read an online article and was mistakenly sucked in by the picture when I created this page.
In 2012 I was contacted by some students and writers who wanted permission to use the man in a canoe image on their flyer/books, I told them I had copied it from the web. Thankfully, recently a journalist contacted me and subsequently I learned the truth - the great pacific garbage patch is actually non photogenic and the man in a canoe image is actually from a Manilla waterway.
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