In the Media

Sea Dragon Ascension Island in Brazilian News

BBC Radio 4 Interviews from the South Atlantic!

Pangaea Explorations wins 2010 Practical Boat Owner Green Awards!

National Geographic on North Atlantic Garbage Patch

Update on the North Atlantic Garbage Patch from project SEA

Discovery News – Can we really clean up the Gyre?

Brazilian news copy

Yachtworld Story on “what we do”

Smart Planet Interview

Earth 911

Discovery News April 26 2010

MSNBC 16 April (click)

Atlantic Garbage Patch found by Sea Dragon Team

NOAA Marine Debris Program Blog (click)

Huffington Post 16 April (click)

In-depth Article

Expedition team slide show released on North Atlantic Garbage Patch and Sea Dragon Expedition

AP/ Yahoo Wire (click)

2nd Garbage Patch found by Sea Dragon Team

Environmental News Service- Filed from Bermuda (click)

5 Gyres Press Releases

Press Release 1-7-10



LONG BEACH, CA -  January 7, 2010.   A group of marine scientists propose the world’s oceans are filling with plastic.  Today they will set sail from the US Virgin Islands to prove their hypothesis with the “5 Gyres Project.” This collaborative effort between Algalita Marine Research Foundation (AMRF), Livable Legacy and Pangaea Explorations marks the first global study of plastic marine pollution which will expand on AMRF’s groundbreaking research in the North Pacific Gyre where current and wind patterns circulate untold volumes of plastic particles.

“Plastic pollution is a global issue”, says AMRF’s Founder and plastic marine debris expert, Captain Charles Moore.  “We’ve seen the so-called garbage patch of plastic accumulating in the North Pacific Gyre, but there are four other gyres worldwide, each with its own patch and we don’t know yet what we will find in them.”

The first expedition will cross the Sargasso Sea between the West Indies and the Azores where plastic debris is accumulating.  The crew will make port in Bermuda giving public lectures, meeting the American Ambassador to Bermuda and picking up new crew members.  The second expedition will cross the South Atlantic Gyre from Rio De Janeiro to Cape Town, South Africa in August 2010.  To date,  little research in this field has been conducted in the southern hemisphere.   The ultimate goal of these voyages is to gather a global snapshot of plastic marine pollution by 2011.

Current updates from 5 Gyres- click here

ABC News Interview with the Team from Bermuda

The Late Show with David Letterman – Captain Charles Moore of Algalita talks to Dave! Aired on Monday March 15

Treehugger Pictures

LA Times on Sargasso Expedition

Recycling News

Stiv Wilson

Bermuda Beach Trash Surveys turn up huge amounts of debris…from us!

Chasing a windrow…somewhere south of Bermdua

General Media Releases:

Plastics Decompose Quickly with Toxin releases

Air France Crash Highlights Plastic in the Southern Atlantic

Wall Street Journal on the North Pacific Gyre