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Would you say more debris has been found in the North Pacific than the North Atlantic?
Question submitted by Trinity-Pawling School
There are three people onboard the Seamans who also participated in the Plastics at SEA: North Atlantic Expedition 2010 who helped me with this question. There have been more sightings of macroplastics such as buoys and styrofoam on this expedition compared to the Atlantic expedition. This may be due to the fact that we are logging each of the large pieces that we see by writing down the coordinates (latitude and longitude), as well as the size of the piece of plastic.