HPU Student Studies Pacific Garbage Patch

·By civilbeat

A Hawaii Pacific University student is sailing on a research vessel from San Diego to Honolulu to study the serious ecological problem of ocean debris.

Halfway through the expedition, one graduate student had documented 1,030 pieces of trash ranging from small bits of Styrofoam to a Cookie Monster inner tube.

See photos and learn more about the trip by checking out HPU’s news release here.