This is a lovely map of the major gyres that dominate our oceans although we barely understood this outside of academe. that has obviously now changed as we suddenly understand this to be the global junkyard. Obviously not acceptable. Yet the great news is that mother nature appears to be grinding it all up and digesting it.
“Our observations show that large loads of plastic fragments, with sizes from microns to some millimeters, are unaccounted for in the surface loads. But we don’t know what this plastic is doing. The plastic is somewhere—in the ocean life, in the depths or broken down into fine particles undetectable by nets.”