Plastic Density in the Pacific: 1999-2008 Data

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The maps below shows plastic count and weight density for every surface Manta trawl conducted by Algalita, from 1999-2008.

Count density refers to the number of plastic particles found per cubic meter of water. The larger the circle on the map, the greater the number of plastic particles found at that particular site.

Plastic Count Density Map for all Research Voyages

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*High resolution .jpegs coming soon!

Weight density refers to the total weight of plastic particles found per cubic meter of water. The larger the circle on the map, the greater the weight of plastic particles found at that particular site.

Plastic Weight Density Map for all Research Voyages