Shifting Garbage Patch means less marine debris on Kaua‘i

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    Surfrider Foundation Kaua‘i Chapter Chair Cynthia Welti presents data on Kaua‘i marine debris trends at the Seventh International Marine Debris Conference in September in Busan, South Korea.

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    Surfrider volunteers pick up marine debris at Shipwreck Beach (Keoneloa Bay) on the South Shore.

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    Surfrider Kaua‘i Chapter Staff Scientist Carl Berg gives a speech on Kaua‘i marine debris trends at the Seventh International Marine Debris Conference in September in Busan, South Korea.

LIHU‘E — Most of the marine debris that washes up on Kaua‘i shores comes from a Texas-sized mass of floating ocean trash known as the Great Pacific Garbage Patch.

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