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Great Pacific Garbage Patch Swim Nears Conclusion

Long-distance swimmer Ben Lecomte seeks to raise awareness about plastic pollution in the ocean.

Long-distance swimmer Ben Lecomte will complete his Vortex Swim to raise awareness about plastic pollution in the ocean on Saturday, 31 August.

The swim took Lecomte, 52, purposely through the largest plastic accumulation zone in the ocean, the 1.6-million-square-kilometer Great Pacific Garbage Patch in the eastern North Pacific Gyre between Hawaii and California.

 

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