Sailing the Great Pacific Garbage Patch: Capt. Charles Moore on TED.com

Capt. Charles Moore of the Algalita Marine Research Foundation first discovered the Great Pacific Garbage Patch — an endless floating waste of plastic trash. Now he’s drawing attention to the growing, choking problem of plastic debris in our seas. (Recorded at TED University during TED2009, February 2009 in Long Beach, California. Duration: 07:20.)

Watch Capt. Charles Moore’s talk from TED University 2009 on TED.com, where you can download this TEDTalk, rate it, comment on it and find other talks and performances from our archive of 385+ TEDTalks — including more talks about our oceans.

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