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Day 9 Crew Update: Tracking Marine Debris

As the eXXpedition North Pacific crew travel through the North Pacific Gyre, they are gaining a greater awareness of exactly how much plastic is gathering. Crew member Eleanor Church updates us on a different kind of science the crew are helping with: “As we were putting out the manta trawl into the water today, Siri […]

Crew Update: North Pacific Day 1

The eXXpedition North Pacific crew have started their experience with a beach clean alongside Sustainable Coastlines Hawaii. eXXpedition Crew Member Michelle Byle tells us more: “The final few days leading up to the voyage have been full of activity, and emotion. Through a collaboration with Sustainable Coastlines Hawaii, the eXXpedition crew conducted a beach clean-up […]

eXXpedition to sail through North Pacific Gyre this summer

This summer, an eXXpedition crew will be sailing through the heart of the North Pacific Gyre (aka the Great Pacific Garbage Patch) from Hawaii to Vancouver, then on from Vancouver to Seattle. During the voyages, the multidisciplinary team will collect data and samples to feed in to influential studies around the world. Additionally, as with […]