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Tragically Beautiful Exhibit Shows How Our Oceans Suffer

After visiting Hawaii’s Kamilo beach, one of the closest pieces of land to the great swirling garbage patch in the Pacific Ocean, Sophie Thomas shares photos of items she found

Washed Up photo series by  Alejandro Duran http://washed-up-project.com/files/gimgs/5_derrame.jpg

Washed Up is an ongoing project by Mexican-born, New York-based artist Alejandro Durán that addresses the issue of plastic pollution making its way across the ocean and onto the shores of Sian Ka’an, Mexico’s largest federally-protected reserve.

Stunning Art Exhibition Captures The World Of Plastic Trash Filling Our Oceans

The rotating current of the North Pacific Gyre contains in its ocean vortex a cloud of plastic debris constantly moving below the surface, a marine hazard nicknamed the Great Pacific Garbage Patch.

Washed Ashore: From Beach Trash to Ocean Art | The Gyre is a more abstract piece symbolizing the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, a large ocean vortex that collects trash from around the Pacific Ocean. A lot of the plastic in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch is very degraded and consists not of large pieces of garbage and plastic, but small plastic particles invisible to the human eye that can still harm animals.

"Gyre" Hanging Sculpture - displays current state of our oceanic gyres filled with plastic debris.