Introducing ‘The Swim’: A 5500-Mile Expedition Across the Pacific Ocean https://www.seeker.com/earth/introduc... "Ben Lecomte and his crew embark on a historic swim across the Pacific Ocean in an effort to gain awareness on the state of ocean health."
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."
[DAY 37] Spotting plastic http://benlecomte.com/day-37-spotting... "During that time I was standing on deck scouting the surface of the water for plastic. About every 15 minutes I spotted a new piece."
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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