Gallery: 5 Gyres Report: Sampling Chilean Water for Plastic Pollution

 

Our plastic research expedition — and my trip sponsored by Electrolux — has made its way north to the top of the Chilean fjords and we were just anchored safely in the Caleta Lamento del Indio, waiting to cross the turbulent Gulfo de Penas — the barrier between the northern and southern fjords. While anchored there I got a chance to help our on-board scientist Anna Rotander with some water sampling, and I found out that sometimes the best science is the simplest kind — read on to learn more!

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