A biologist from the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary uses a glue gun to reattach a piece of living coral broken loose when a boat went aground on the shallow coral reef.
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The "garbage patch" is a popular name for concentrations of marine debris in the North Pacific Ocean. While this phrase is popularly used, it does not paint an accurate picture of the marine debris problem in this region.
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