Automated stock licensing is available by using the Add to Cart link. All images are available as either Rights Simplified or Royalty Free licensing to provide inexpensive and easy options for quick licensing and download. Please Contact Us for questions about stock licensing fees.

On the thrid day of the trip, with gale force winds approaching, the ?Junk? finds refuge in a cove off San Nicholas Island. Marcus (l) and Joel (r) prepare for their first night alone without their escort, the Alguita. On Sunday June 1, the raft named "Junk"  left Long Beach for it?s 2100 mile voyage to Hawaii to bring attention to the plastic marine debris (nicknamed the plastic soup) accumulating in the North Pacific Gyre. The raft was designed and will be sailed by Dr. Marcus Eriksen of the Algalita Marine Research Foundation, and Joel Paschal, it is constructed from 15,000 plastic bottles, an airplane fuselage, discarded fishing nets and a solar generator. The raft was towed for two and a half days to near San Nicholas Island, about 65 mile of the coast of California, so it could catch favorable winds for it?s trip. The tow boat was the ORV Alguita, captained by Charlie Moore of the Algalita Marine Research Foundation, the man credited for first discovering the plastic soup in the Gyre over 12 years ago.

Details

The Algalita ?Junk? raft leaves Long Beach on it?s trip to Hawaii
On the thrid day of the trip, with gale force winds approaching, the ?Junk? finds refuge in a cove off San Nicholas Island. Marcus (l) and Joel (r) prepare for their first night alone without their escort, the Alguita. On Sunday June 1, the raft named "Junk" left Long Beach for it?s 2100 mile voyage to Hawaii to bring attention to the plastic marine debris (nicknamed the plastic soup) accumulating in the North Pacific Gyre. The raft was designed and will be sailed by Dr. Marcus Eriksen of the Algalita Marine Research Foundation, and Joel Paschal, it is constructed from 15,000 plastic bottles, an airplane fuselage, discarded fishing nets and a solar generator. The raft was towed for two and a half days to near San Nicholas Island, about 65 mile of the coast of California, so it could catch favorable winds for it?s trip. The tow boat was the ORV Alguita, captained by Charlie Moore of the Algalita Marine Research Foundation, the man credited for first discovering the plastic soup in the Gyre over 12 years ago.

Filename: CA15452.jpg
Source: Citizen of the Planet
Date 3 Jun 2008
Location: California United States
Credit: Peter Bennett/Citizen of the Planet
Copyright: Peter Bennett
Model Release: No
Property Release: No
Restrictions:
Direct Link:
Keywords:
Algalita Marine Research Foundation
Boat
Boats
California
Channel Islands
Cities
City
Concepts
Eco Consciousness
Eco Friendly
Eco-Consciousness
Eco-Friendly
Ecological
Ecology
Educational
Environment
Environmental
Garbage
Grass Roots
Green
Harbor
Helpers
Lifestyle
Long Beach
Los Angeles County
North America
Organizations
People
Plastic Bottles
Raft
Recyclable
Recycle
Recycling
Refuse
SoCal
Southern California
Southland
Sustainable
Transportation
Trash
Travel
USA
United States of America
Urban
Volunteerism
Volunteers
non-profit
Junk Raft
Peter Bennett
energy
community hero
community heroes
trash
recycling
garbage
transportation
green
california