Oceanographer Curtis Ebbesmeyer made another appearance on my local public radio station. Among the ocean garbage trivia is the fact that computer monitors float screen upwards (timecode 4:00).

Other fascinating facts:

  • Garbage from Japan collects near the United States; garbage from the United States collects near Japan.
  • Researchers studying dead albatross chicks have found 60-year-old plastic in the birds' stomachs.
  • Some beaches "specialize" in certain types of garbage.