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Drifting ‘ghost net’ threatens island sea life and reefs

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                                Ocean Voyages Institute in June removed 42 tons of netting and consumer plastics from the Pacific Gyre between North American and Hawaii.

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    Ocean Voyages Institute in June removed 42 tons of netting and consumer plastics from the Pacific Gyre between North American and Hawaii.

Mariners, pilots or people near the ocean are being asked to be on the lookout for a massive “ghost net” that was spotted two weeks ago off Maui and might remain a threat to humpback whales and other sea life. Read more

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