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Captain Charlie Moore of the Algalita Marine Research Foundation, the man credited for first discovering the plastic soup in the Gyre over 12 years ago. Maiden voyage of the "Junk" raft, out of Long Beach Harbor. 5/18/08.  in June of 2008, the raft named "Junk"  will sail 2,100 miles from Los Angeles to Hawaii to bring attention to the plastic marine debris (nicknamed the plastic soup) accumulating in the North Pacific Gyre. Designed by Dr. Marcus Eriksen and Joel Paschal, the raft is constructed from 20,000 plastic bottles, an airplane fuselage, discarded fishing nets, a solar generator, and a bicycle generator. California, USA

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Algalita Marine Research Foundation?s "Junk" raft maiden test voyage to the Catalina Channel. 5/18/08
Captain Charlie Moore of the Algalita Marine Research Foundation, the man credited for first discovering the plastic soup in the Gyre over 12 years ago. Maiden voyage of the "Junk" raft, out of Long Beach Harbor. 5/18/08. in June of 2008, the raft named "Junk" will sail 2,100 miles from Los Angeles to Hawaii to bring attention to the plastic marine debris (nicknamed the plastic soup) accumulating in the North Pacific Gyre. Designed by Dr. Marcus Eriksen and Joel Paschal, the raft is constructed from 20,000 plastic bottles, an airplane fuselage, discarded fishing nets, a solar generator, and a bicycle generator. California, USA

Filename: CA15893.jpg
Source: Citizen of the Planet
Date 18 May 2008
Location: California United States
Credit: Peter Bennett/Citizen of the Planet
Copyright: Peter Bennett
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