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Where does the garbage that washes up on the beach come from?
Map: North Pacific Gyre

Map showing the currents in the North Pacific Ocean that contribute to the formation of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch.

The ocean currents that cause the formation of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch in the Pacific.


Garbage in the Pacific

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Images: Algalita Marine Research Foundation (map based on one by P.J. Wayne)
Last Update: 2009-11-03