A 51-year-old just began a 5,500-mile swim across the Pacific Ocean from Japan to San Francisco http://www.businessinsider.com/swimme... "Throughout the entire trip, Lecomte and the boat accompanying him on the journey plan to collect samples and test the water, looking for everything from contamination from the Fukushima incident to the presence of microplastics in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch."
Typhoons Jongdari and Wukong Force Ben Lecomte and ‘The Swim' Back to Shore https://www.seeker.com/earth/typhoons... "Severe storms have disrupted the long-distance swimmer's progress, but Lecomte is as determined as ever to forge ahead with his historic trans-Pacific journey."
Marine animals can hear us swim, kayak and scuba dive https://phys.org/news/2018-05-marine-... "While it is obvious that things like boats and other water vehicles can be heard by marine life under the water, what about human activities like swimming, canoeing and scuba diving?"
Ben Lecomte's historic swim across the Pacific Ocean is a feat that can’t be missed. Join us as we dive into the most extensive data set of the Pacific Ocean ever collected. Learn about the technology the Seeker crew is using to deter sharks away from Ben and measure the impact of the long-distance swim on his mind and body. Ben's core mission is to raise awareness for ocean health issues, so we’ll investigate key topics such as pollution and plastics as he swims closer to the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, discover potential consequences from climate change, and examine how factors like ocean currents can impact his progress along the way.
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