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-- tens of thousands of tons of trash threatening Hawaii and our West Coast right now massive amount of debris.
For last year's Japan tsunami now making its way across the Pacific.
Adam Housley -- his bath in Marina Del Rey California one of my favorite places.
-- you know it's hard to believe it's been a year since that are quake and tsunami ravaged Japan now.
A year later tons of trash is literally floating across specific.
Headed -- away -- gives scientists a unique chance to follow that trash and see how it affects our oceans.
It up but you -- it -- not good enough.
As the tsunami surged -- -- Japan one year ago.
It washed back out to see up to 25 million tons of debris including homes cars planes and boats.
Scientists say one to two million tons could still be out there.
And computer models show -- debris field more than 2000 miles wide moving towards Hawaii and the western united state.
It's the tsunami debris.
This field of of trash -- across the ocean it's that's horrible the tragedy as it is it's unique opportunity for some good science.
How much trash is out there how much is left.
Doctor mark -- Ericsson is leading a group double sales 7000 miles from the Marshall Islands to Japan and then back east and examined as an obvious impact on marine life.
The biggest worry plastic.
I think what you're gonna see also with a lot of were broken up pieces of everyday living.
-- -- -- plastic forks and spoons and plates and styrofoam cups and all these all these things that that are all part of an everyday life.
That possible plastic waste adds to the pollution already of the ocean garbage patches are John irons.
The sites now is discovering that some of pollutants can transfer from the plastic.
The into the bodies and tissues of animals that think they're plastic they're mistaken for food including fish that we eat that's for becomes a human health concern.
Now that sailboat the scientists are using a Torre left here from Southern California it's now on Hawaii -- they leave may.
For the Marshall Islands for that whole tour they're gonna say about pictures and video.
We'll keep you updated on what they find as they head across the Pacific -- monitor all this trash.
-- Adam Housley rated Delray thanks for.
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