captain Charles Moore

captain Charles Moore is largely credited with the discovery of the plastic island in the Pacific. he founded the Algalita Marine Research Foundation in 1994. Algalita has a brief biography posted about Charles:

captain Moore gave a very good TED talk that is worth watching:

Charles Moore periodically travels to the North Pacific gyre to study this plastic phenomenon. one such voyage was documented by the Brooklyn based newsgroup Vice. there are 3 different video segments. all three are worth watching, but part 3 has the most information about the specifics of the garbage patch.

he tries to spread his message to anyone and everyone.  he has even appeared on the Colbert Report:


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