North Atlantic Gyre: Part Two

Leg 23

This voyage leg provides a unique opportunity to venture into the North Atlantic Gyre, without spending weeks offshore to get there. We will begin this leg in Bermuda, exploring the onshore causes and impacts of marine debris, before setting sail into the North Atlantic Gyre. This Gyre, also known as the Sargasso Sea, is famed for its distinctive deep blue colour and clear waters, as well as the Sargassum seaweed which accumulates at the surface due to the ocean currents. Alongside the Sargassum, the ocean currents draw in waste to accumulate on mass, creating a ‘garbage patch’ out at sea.

Whilst at sea we will be able to carry out our scientific research, trawling the surface for microplastics and even analysing some of these samples on board.  We will be able to work together to discuss our findings and suitable solutions to this global issue, before returning to Bermuda to share our stories and research with the local community.


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Leg Itinerary

  • Day 1: Leg 23 guest crew arrive.
  • Day 2: EVENT Waste survey and clean-up.
  • Planned departure to sail to the North Pacific Gyre
  • Sailing, science, talks and adventures at sea!
  • Day 11: Planned arrival in Bermuda
  • EVENT: Outreach Talk - Stories of science, sailing and solutions!
  • Day 12: Leg 23 guest crew depart.