Quantitative Tar and Plastic Waste Distributions in the Pacific Ocean

  title={Quantitative Tar and Plastic Waste Distributions in the Pacific Ocean},
  author={C. Wong and D. Green and W. J. Cretney},
  • C. Wong, D. Green, W. J. Cretney
  • Published 1974
  • Environmental Science
  • Nature
  • WE report in this letter the first quantitative data on tar and plastic waste distributions in the surface waters of the Pacific Ocean. During the Canadian Transpac-72 cruise, thirty-seven surface tows were made with a neuston net to collect particu-late pollutants quantitatively. (The net, a Kahl Scientific model with a mouth 80 cm by 30.5 cm and a 150 µm mesh net, was towed at 4 to 5 knots for 10 to 15 min at a time, covering an average area of 1,800 m2. It was rigged so that it would tow off… CONTINUE READING
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