Studying the impact of plastic debris in the most remote areas of the ocean
As the pioneers in the study of plastic pollution, we were the first to define the research methodology for collecting and analyzing microplastic samples from the ocean. Since our founder’s 1997 discovery of the “plastic soup” in the North Pacific Gyre, we’ve continued collecting samples that include plastic of all sizes through expeditions around the world.
Algalita’s research vessel is the the ORV Alguita, a 50-foot, 25-ton aluminum hulled sailing catamaran. Our research team utlizes this versatile, modern research vessel to collect ocean water samples from the North Pacific Gyre.
Ongoing and past projects in collaboration with other environmental research organizations.
ALGALITA PAPERS & PUBLICATIONS
A comprehensive library of research papers on marine debris produced by Algalita and other research organizations.