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Scientists Can't Find 99% of Plastics in the Ocean, But Here's What We Know | The Swim

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Channel: Seeker
Categories: Environmental   |   Science  
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In 2018, Ben Lecomte attempted a historic first - swimming across the Pacific Ocean. The expedition resulted in the collection of invaluable scientific data that could help find a solution for the plastic pollution problem in our oceans. Streaming now on @discovery plus . Terms apply. http://bit.ly/dplus-yt
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Swimmer Ben Lecomte begins record Pacific crossing attempt
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-44358680
"A French swimmer has set off from Japan aiming to become the first person to swim across the Pacific Ocean."

To Study a Problem Thats Everywhere, Theyre Getting Creative
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/06/science/microfibers-plastics-ocean-biology.html
"Dimitri Deheyns lab has become a hub of novel research on the microfibers found in our waterways and even the air we breathe."

To Raise Awareness For Climate Change, 50-Year-Old Makes Bid To Swim Across Pacific
https://www.npr.org/2018/06/03/616552037/swimming-from-japan-to-san-francisco
"On Tuesday, 50-year-old swimmer Ben Lecomte will push off from a beach in Choshi, Japan, wearing a shark repellent bracelet and an armband to track radiation in the ocean. He hopes to reach San Francisco in six months as the first person to swim across the Pacific Ocean."

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Ben Lecomte's historic swim across the Pacific Ocean is a feat that cant 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 well 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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