Researchers tracked hundreds of buoys deployed in the Gulf of Mexico.
Not only did the buoys not spread out – many concentrated into an area the size of a football stadium.
- Erica Cirino
- News Deeply
The findings may help scientists pinpoint areas for plastic or oil-spill cleanup.
I was at the wheel of a 54ft (16m) research sloop crossing the north Pacific Ocean through the heart of one of the most plastic-polluted parts of the sea, when I spotted my first piece of floating plastic debris.
Minutes later, I saw a…