Center for Operational Oceanographic Products and Services staff member conducts tide station leveling in support of the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers in Richmond, Maine.
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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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