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04/16/2010 10:45 AM     print story email story  

Researchers Find Atlantic Garbage Patch

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Researchers have located a massive collection of plastic trash in the Atlantic Ocean similar to the Great Pacific Garbage Patch discovered about a decade ago.

These polluted waters, spanning thousands of square miles of ocean, are cause by large vortex currents which collect floating debris from around the world in an ever-thickening soup of plastic.

After finding the Pacific Garbage Patch, researcher hypothesized that similar patches likely existed in other oceans. Now one has been found between Bermuda and Portugal's mid-Atlantic Azores islands.

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