Newly Discovered Garbage Patch in the South Pacific Is 1.5 Times the Size of Texas, Study Says

Newly Discovered Garbage Patch in the South Pacific Is 1.5 Times the Size of Texas, Study Says

A largely unstudied area of the South Pacific Ocean is home to a newly discovered garbage patch that researchers estimate to be 1.5 times the size of Texas, according to a recent study. This new patch found in the ocean's gyre is estimated to be as large as 965,000 square miles, reports ResearchGate. Gyres are areas of the ocean that are surrounded by circulating currents. They help circulate ocean waters around the world, but they also suck in pollution.

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