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-- you know it's hard to believe -- many years since that earthquake and tsunami ravaged Japan now a year later tons of trash is literally floating across specific.
-- -- away -- gives scientists a unique chance to follow that trash and see how it affects our oceans.
It all but -- ebitda does not.
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 States.
The tsunami debris.
This field of trash go across the ocean it's as horrible the tragedy as it is it's a unique opportunity for some good science.
How much trash is out there how much is left.
Doctor mark has Ericsson is leading a group double sales 7000 miles from the Marshall Islands to Japan and then back east and -- -- an obvious impact on marine life.
The biggest worry plastic.
I think what you're gonna see also -- a lot of who have broken up pieces of everyday living.
-- plastic forks and spoons and plates and styrofoam cups and you know 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 -- -- iron.
The -- now is discovering that some -- pollutants can transfer from the plastic.
Into the bodies and tissues of animals that.
Think that plastic they're mistaken for food including fish that we -- that's for becomes a human health concern.
Now that's sailboat the scientists are using -- -- left here from Southern California it's now on Hawaii -- they leave may.
For the Marshall Islands for that whole -- -- they're gonna say about pictures and video will keep you updated on what they find as they head across the Pacific and monitor all this trash.
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