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Another excellent reason to care about plastic in the ocean: POP's

We were honored to contribute to Dr. Hideshige Takada International Pellet Watch program throughout our trip. He has written a summary of his research and why it is so important. http://www.oceanhealthindex.org/News/Microplastics

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Oceangybe Kickstarter Campaign goes live

Help take OG film Tide Lines to the world http://kck.st/yarycy

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We need your help to pick the title of the Oceangybe film coming this spring. Take a second to vote…

Check out the poll here:

http://www.facebook.com/OceanGybe?sk=wall

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Smithers, BC – School Tour day 11 – 12.

Hugh speaking at Walnut Park Elementary

Onwards goes the red van around British Columbia. We arrived in Smithers, BC yesterday after a long drive from Canmore, Alberta.

Smithers, BC is home to about 6000 people and is a regional service center for the entire Bulkley Valley. The town is set against the backdrop of Hudson Bay Mountain to the west and the Babine Mountain range to the east which makes a very picturesque setting.

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OceanGybe – Webisode 09 – Garbage Study – Vanuatu

With exception to the plastic trash throughout high tide lines, the Rowa Islands of Vanuatu are paradise. With Khulula at anchor near an uninhabited beach, the crew of OceanGybe conduct yet another garbage study. This webisode is brought to you by KING Bleach.

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OceanGybe – Webisode – 08 – The Legend of Yasur

As Khulula and her crew approach the archipelago of Vanuatu after a week at sea, they spot a smoking volcano, known as Yasur, on the island of Tanna. Mount Yasur is one of the world’s most active volcanos and the crew take a tour to investigate closer.

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Awesome video on why single use platics are ridiculous

Check out this great video on the pitfalls of single use plastic bags. It sums it up really well. Nice Bag Moster Cameo too!

Plastic State of Mind – Black Friday Parody

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Pellets wash up on shores of Great Lakes

Preproduction Plastic Pellets, also known as knurdles, are the raw material that is used to manufacture virually all plastic products.

Oceangybe was collecting samples of these around the world for the Pellet Watch program in Japan. Recently a large number washed up on beached in Lake Huron:

http://tiny.cc/ibayf

It appears that it is time for Canada to address is this problem as California has:

http://tiny.cc/t959k

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Shocked by garbage

Well, the wind has been down all day and the seas quite calm so, despite being far south of the gyre, we decided to try out our borrowed Algulita Foundation garbage manta trawl. Just to see if we could get the deployment figured out and see if there were any changes that needed to be made in order to get it to work off ol’ Khulula. Continue reading

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More information on Plastics and our Oceans

Interested in garbage, recycling and our oceans ?

I am lying here on the coach recovering from ear surgery after surfing in cold Canadian waters for too long and have had time to search/surf the internet and have come across some incredible interesting articles/clips/newsreels with regards to ocean pollution and plastics. Continue reading

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