Ocean Cleanup heads for the Great Pacific Garbage Patch

Five years after it was dreamed up, it's finally on its way to the world's largest gyre of marine debris.

Ocean Cleanup, the marine garbage collection system founded by Boyan Slat in 2013, has finally been launched into the Pacific Ocean from the San Francisco Bay.

After five years of analysis, research, design, engineering, trials, and fine-tuning, System 001 is making its journey toward the Great Pacific Garbage Patch.

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Surfrider Foundation: Interesting facts about the environmental organization

The Surfrider Foundation is a world-renowned environmental institution with a very clear mission: to protect the world's ocean, waves, and beaches through a powerful activist network.

Surfrider activists, volunteers, and members are diverse and include ocean enthusiasts of all kinds: surfers, swimmers, windsurfers, kiteboarders, bodyboarders, stand-up paddleboarders, surf fishers, kayakers and coastal recreationists.

In 2018, the Surfrider Foundation celebrated 500 coastal victories. But, judging by its proactive efforts, it is quite clear that it is just warming up.

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Lewis Pugh completes "The Long Swim" along the length of the English Channel

British-South African swimmer Lewis Pugh has successfully swum the length of the English Channel.

The 48-year-old athlete completed "The Long Swim" in 49 days. Pugh wants to raise awareness about the problem of plastic pollution, over-fishing, and the need to strengthen ocean protection across the world.

"I've been swimming out for nearly 50 days and what has really shocked me is what little I have seen in terms of wildlife. There were lots of jellyfish, a few dolphins, a few fish, and birds, but other than that, very very little," said Pugh moments after he arrived at the beach in Dover.

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