Category: 5 Gyres


What Is the Trash Trawl?

Last fall we set out for three weeks to learn more about how microplastics pollute the Chesapeake Bay. The data is almost ready! Find out more about the project.

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It was a cold, blustery week on the Chesapeake…

Why did we do this? Trash Free Maryland works on policies to reduce litter and trash pollution–bag bills, bottle bill, polystyrene foam bans, litter law enforcement, etc. I have a jar containing a sample of the “garbage patch” (gyre) in…

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The night before the trash trawl

Tonight I went with Stiv Wilson from 5 Gyres out to Deale to check out Obtuse, the sailboat we’ll be using this week for the trash trawl. We got a look at the equipment and riggings, chatted about routes and…

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Announcing the Chesapeake Bay Trash Trawl with 5 Gyres

We are very excited to announce a great new project coming up next month! 5 Gyres, renowned for research on plastic pollution in the ocean’s gyres, is coming to Maryland in November to help us learn more about plastic pollution…

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