Huge Garbage Spot Found in Pacific Ocean

07.08.2017

In addition to the Big Garbage Spot there is one more in the Pacific - an area of at least a million square kilometers. It consists of small plastic particles and drifts off the coast of Chile.

Huge Garbage Spot Found in Pacific Ocean

Oceanographers who have discovered the «junk continent» are planning to study its composition and density. The spot size is 1.5 times larger than Texas.

According to scientists, microplastic contamination can be compared to urban smog, although large rubbish fragments were also encountered. Basically, these are buoys and fishing gear.