The Gyre Project

A sow and two cubs look for clams in the tide zone of Hallo Bay. The R/V Norseman, the Gyre expedition ship, is anchored in the background. The Gyre project is a collaboration between the Anchorage Museum and Alaska SeaLife Center to study and explore the global issue of marine debris. On June 12, 2013, scientists and artists with the expedition, spent the day at Hallo Bay collecting debris, watching bears and discussing the issues.
Anne Raup
Gyre expedition photographer Kip Evans photographs a sow and her two cubs looking for clams in the tide zone of Hallo Bay. The Gyre project is a collaboration between the Anchorage Museum and Alaska SeaLife Center to study and explore the global issue of marine debris. On June 12, 2013, scientists and artists with the expedition, spent the day at Hallo Bay collecting debris, watching bears and discussing the issues.
Anne Raup
Members of the Gyre expedtion (from left) Kate Schafer, Julie Decker and Howard Ferren take a break from collecting debris. Schafer is an educator from Harker School, Decker is the curator of the expedition and the chief curator at the Anchorage Museum. Ferren is the expedition leader and the director of conservation at the Alaska SeaLife Center. The Gyre project is a collaboration between the Anchorage Museum and Alaska SeaLife Center to study and explore the global issue of marine debris. On June 12, 2013, scientists and artists with the expedition, spent the day at Hallo Bay collecting debris, watching bears and discussing the issues.
Anne Raup
Gyre expedition artist Sonya Kelliher-Combs takes pictures of fellow travelers, Monica Garcia, director of education, Jane Rabadi, exhibition designer and Julie Decker, chief curator all with the Anchorage Museum. The Gyre project is a collaboration between the Anchorage Museum and Alaska SeaLife Center to study and explore the global issue of marine debris. On June 12, 2013, scientists and artists with the expedition, spent the day at Hallo Bay collecting debris, watching bears and discussing the issues.
Anne Raup
Julie Decker, curator for the Gyre project and Sonya Kelliher-Combs meet with expedition leader Howard Ferren on the beach at Hallo Bay. Decker and Kelliher-Combs flew in for the day while Ferren and the rest of the expedition crew came via the R/V Norseman. Ferren is sporting artistic headwear made by other expedition members. It's made with debris, collected during the journey along the coast of Alaska. The Gyre project is a collaboration between the Anchorage Museum and Alaska SeaLife Center to study and explore the global issue of marine debris. On June 12, 2013, scientists and artists with the expedition, spent the day at Hallo Bay collecting debris, watching bears and discussing the issues.
Anne Raup
Expedition artist Sonya Kelliher-Combs and NOAA scientist Peter Murphy work to dislodge a section of fishing net that is entangled with driftwood. The Gyre project is a collaboration between the Anchorage Museum and Alaska SeaLife Center to study and explore the global issue of marine debris. On June 12, 2013, scientists and artists with the expedition, spent the day at Hallo Bay collecting debris, watching bears and discussing the issues.
Anne Raup
Expedition artist Sonya Kelliher-Combs and NOAA scientist Peter Murphy cut free a section of fishing net that was entangled with driftwood. The Gyre project is a collaboration between the Anchorage Museum and Alaska SeaLife Center to study and explore the global issue of marine debris. On June 12, 2013, scientists and artists with the expedition, spent the day at Hallo Bay collecting debris, watching bears and discussing the issues.
Anne Raup
Anchorage Museum exhibition designer Jane Rabadi picks up a bouy on Hallo Bay. It was one of many pieces of marine debris picked up along the remote beach. The Gyre project is a collaboration between the Anchorage Museum and Alaska SeaLife Center to study and explore the global issue of marine debris. On June 12, 2013, scientists and artists with the expedition, spent the day at Hallo Bay collecting debris, watching bears and discussing the issues.
Anne Raup
Anchorage Museum exhibition designer Jane Rabadi examines a bouy with Katmai National Park superintendent Diane Chung. The bouy was one of many pieces of marine debris picked up along the remote beach. The Gyre project is a collaboration between the Anchorage Museum and Alaska SeaLife Center to study and explore the global issue of marine debris. On June 12, 2013, scientists and artists with the expedition, spent the day at Hallo Bay collecting debris, watching bears and discussing the issues.
Anne Raup
A soap bottle is embedded in beach sand at Hallo Bay in Katmai National Park. The Gyre project is a collaboration between the Anchorage Museum and Alaska SeaLife Center to study and explore the global issue of marine debris. On June 12, 2013, scientists and artists with the expedition, spent the day at Hallo Bay collecting debris, watching bears and discussing the issues.
Anne Raup
Gyre expedition members take in the scene of Hallo Bay in Katmai National Park. The Gyre expedition's last full day was spent collecting debris at Hallo Bay. The Gyre project is a collaboration between the Anchorage Museum and Alaska SeaLife Center to study and explore the global issue of marine debris. On June 12, 2013, scientists and artists with the expedition, spent the day at Hallo Bay collecting debris, watching bears and discussing the issues.
Anne Raup
A fishing float was one piece of tons of debris found on Hallo Bay. The Gyre project is a collaboration between the Anchorage Museum and Alaska SeaLife Center to study and explore the global issue of marine debris. On June 12, 2013, scientists and artists with the expedition, spent the day at Hallo Bay collecting debris, watching bears and discussing the issues.
Anne Raup
Gyre expedition members move down the beach with bags full of marine debris, collected from the area. The Gyre project is a collaboration between the Anchorage Museum and Alaska SeaLife Center to study and explore the global issue of marine debris. On June 12, 2013, scientists and artists with the expedition, spent the day at Hallo Bay collecting debris, watching bears and discussing the issues.
Anne Raup
Gyre expedition artist Pamela Longobardi talks about the moving experience of watching a sow and three cubs a very close range. The Gyre project is a collaboration between the Anchorage Museum and Alaska SeaLife Center to study and explore the global issue of marine debris. On June 12, 2013, scientists and artists with the expedition, spent the day at Hallo Bay collecting debris, watching bears and discussing the issues.
Anne Raup
Marine debris is abundant on the beach at Hallo Bay, despite the area already having been cleaned. The fishing nets, ropes and line are very difficult to untangle from drift wood. The Gyre project is a collaboration between the Anchorage Museum and Alaska SeaLife Center to study and explore the global issue of marine debris. On June 12, 2013, scientists and artists with the expedition, spent the day at Hallo Bay collecting debris, watching bears and discussing the issues.
Anne Raup
The R/V Norseman carries the tons of debris collected during the Gyre expedition. The garbage was transported to the Kenai Peninsula Borough landfill. The Gyre project is a collaboration between the Anchorage Museum and Alaska SeaLife Center to study and explore the global issue of marine debris. On June 12, 2013, scientists and artists with the expedition, spent the day at Hallo Bay collecting debris, watching bears and discussing the issues.
Anne Raup
Table centerpieces were made from debris found during the Gyre expedition. The Gyre project is a collaboration between the Anchorage Museum and Alaska SeaLife Center to study and explore the global issue of marine debris. On June 12, 2013, scientists and artists with the expedition, spent the day at Hallo Bay collecting debris, watching bears and discussing the issues.
Anne Raup
A fishing float with Chinese characters was found during the Gyre expedition. The Gyre project is a collaboration between the Anchorage Museum and Alaska SeaLife Center to study and explore the global issue of marine debris. On June 12, 2013, scientists and artists with the expedition, spent the day at Hallo Bay collecting debris, watching bears and discussing the issues.
Anne Raup
A sow and two cubs look for clams in the tide zone of Hallo Bay. The R/V Norseman, the Gyre expedition ship, is anchored in the background. The Gyre project is a collaboration between the Anchorage Museum and Alaska SeaLife Center to study and explore the global issue of marine debris. On June 12, 2013, scientists and artists with the expedition, spent the day at Hallo Bay collecting debris, watching bears and discussing the issues.
Anne Raup
Gyre expedition photographer Kip Evans photographs a sow and her two cubs looking for clams in the tide zone of Hallo Bay. The Gyre project is a collaboration between the Anchorage Museum and Alaska SeaLife Center to study and explore the global issue of marine debris. On June 12, 2013, scientists and artists with the expedition, spent the day at Hallo Bay collecting debris, watching bears and discussing the issues.
Anne Raup
Members of the Gyre expedtion (from left) Kate Schafer, Julie Decker and Howard Ferren take a break from collecting debris. Schafer is an educator from Harker School, Decker is the curator of the expedition and the chief curator at the Anchorage Museum. Ferren is the expedition leader and the director of conservation at the Alaska SeaLife Center. The Gyre project is a collaboration between the Anchorage Museum and Alaska SeaLife Center to study and explore the global issue of marine debris. On June 12, 2013, scientists and artists with the expedition, spent the day at Hallo Bay collecting debris, watching bears and discussing the issues.
Anne Raup
Gyre expedition artist Sonya Kelliher-Combs takes pictures of fellow travelers, Monica Garcia, director of education, Jane Rabadi, exhibition designer and Julie Decker, chief curator all with the Anchorage Museum. The Gyre project is a collaboration between the Anchorage Museum and Alaska SeaLife Center to study and explore the global issue of marine debris. On June 12, 2013, scientists and artists with the expedition, spent the day at Hallo Bay collecting debris, watching bears and discussing the issues.
Anne Raup
Julie Decker, curator for the Gyre project and Sonya Kelliher-Combs meet with expedition leader Howard Ferren on the beach at Hallo Bay. Decker and Kelliher-Combs flew in for the day while Ferren and the rest of the expedition crew came via the R/V Norseman. Ferren is sporting artistic headwear made by other expedition members. It's made with debris, collected during the journey along the coast of Alaska. The Gyre project is a collaboration between the Anchorage Museum and Alaska SeaLife Center to study and explore the global issue of marine debris. On June 12, 2013, scientists and artists with the expedition, spent the day at Hallo Bay collecting debris, watching bears and discussing the issues.
Anne Raup
Expedition artist Sonya Kelliher-Combs and NOAA scientist Peter Murphy work to dislodge a section of fishing net that is entangled with driftwood. The Gyre project is a collaboration between the Anchorage Museum and Alaska SeaLife Center to study and explore the global issue of marine debris. On June 12, 2013, scientists and artists with the expedition, spent the day at Hallo Bay collecting debris, watching bears and discussing the issues.
Anne Raup
Expedition artist Sonya Kelliher-Combs and NOAA scientist Peter Murphy cut free a section of fishing net that was entangled with driftwood. The Gyre project is a collaboration between the Anchorage Museum and Alaska SeaLife Center to study and explore the global issue of marine debris. On June 12, 2013, scientists and artists with the expedition, spent the day at Hallo Bay collecting debris, watching bears and discussing the issues.
Anne Raup
Anchorage Museum exhibition designer Jane Rabadi picks up a bouy on Hallo Bay. It was one of many pieces of marine debris picked up along the remote beach. The Gyre project is a collaboration between the Anchorage Museum and Alaska SeaLife Center to study and explore the global issue of marine debris. On June 12, 2013, scientists and artists with the expedition, spent the day at Hallo Bay collecting debris, watching bears and discussing the issues.
Anne Raup
Anchorage Museum exhibition designer Jane Rabadi examines a bouy with Katmai National Park superintendent Diane Chung. The bouy was one of many pieces of marine debris picked up along the remote beach. The Gyre project is a collaboration between the Anchorage Museum and Alaska SeaLife Center to study and explore the global issue of marine debris. On June 12, 2013, scientists and artists with the expedition, spent the day at Hallo Bay collecting debris, watching bears and discussing the issues.
Anne Raup
A soap bottle is embedded in beach sand at Hallo Bay in Katmai National Park. The Gyre project is a collaboration between the Anchorage Museum and Alaska SeaLife Center to study and explore the global issue of marine debris. On June 12, 2013, scientists and artists with the expedition, spent the day at Hallo Bay collecting debris, watching bears and discussing the issues.
Anne Raup
Gyre expedition members take in the scene of Hallo Bay in Katmai National Park. The Gyre expedition's last full day was spent collecting debris at Hallo Bay. The Gyre project is a collaboration between the Anchorage Museum and Alaska SeaLife Center to study and explore the global issue of marine debris. On June 12, 2013, scientists and artists with the expedition, spent the day at Hallo Bay collecting debris, watching bears and discussing the issues.
Anne Raup
A fishing float was one piece of tons of debris found on Hallo Bay. The Gyre project is a collaboration between the Anchorage Museum and Alaska SeaLife Center to study and explore the global issue of marine debris. On June 12, 2013, scientists and artists with the expedition, spent the day at Hallo Bay collecting debris, watching bears and discussing the issues.
Anne Raup
Gyre expedition members move down the beach with bags full of marine debris, collected from the area. The Gyre project is a collaboration between the Anchorage Museum and Alaska SeaLife Center to study and explore the global issue of marine debris. On June 12, 2013, scientists and artists with the expedition, spent the day at Hallo Bay collecting debris, watching bears and discussing the issues.
Anne Raup
Gyre expedition artist Pamela Longobardi talks about the moving experience of watching a sow and three cubs a very close range. The Gyre project is a collaboration between the Anchorage Museum and Alaska SeaLife Center to study and explore the global issue of marine debris. On June 12, 2013, scientists and artists with the expedition, spent the day at Hallo Bay collecting debris, watching bears and discussing the issues.
Anne Raup
Marine debris is abundant on the beach at Hallo Bay, despite the area already having been cleaned. The fishing nets, ropes and line are very difficult to untangle from drift wood. The Gyre project is a collaboration between the Anchorage Museum and Alaska SeaLife Center to study and explore the global issue of marine debris. On June 12, 2013, scientists and artists with the expedition, spent the day at Hallo Bay collecting debris, watching bears and discussing the issues.
Anne Raup
The R/V Norseman carries the tons of debris collected during the Gyre expedition. The garbage was transported to the Kenai Peninsula Borough landfill. The Gyre project is a collaboration between the Anchorage Museum and Alaska SeaLife Center to study and explore the global issue of marine debris. On June 12, 2013, scientists and artists with the expedition, spent the day at Hallo Bay collecting debris, watching bears and discussing the issues.
Anne Raup
Table centerpieces were made from debris found during the Gyre expedition. The Gyre project is a collaboration between the Anchorage Museum and Alaska SeaLife Center to study and explore the global issue of marine debris. On June 12, 2013, scientists and artists with the expedition, spent the day at Hallo Bay collecting debris, watching bears and discussing the issues.
Anne Raup
A fishing float with Chinese characters was found during the Gyre expedition. The Gyre project is a collaboration between the Anchorage Museum and Alaska SeaLife Center to study and explore the global issue of marine debris. On June 12, 2013, scientists and artists with the expedition, spent the day at Hallo Bay collecting debris, watching bears and discussing the issues.
Anne Raup
A sow and two cubs look for clams in the tide zone of Hallo Bay. The R/V Norseman, the Gyre expedition ship, is anchored in the background. The Gyre project is a collaboration between the Anchorage Museum and Alaska SeaLife Center to study and explore the global issue of marine debris. On June 12, 2013, scientists and artists with the expedition, spent the day at Hallo Bay collecting debris, watching bears and discussing the issues.
Anne Raup
Gyre expedition photographer Kip Evans photographs a sow and her two cubs looking for clams in the tide zone of Hallo Bay. The Gyre project is a collaboration between the Anchorage Museum and Alaska SeaLife Center to study and explore the global issue of marine debris. On June 12, 2013, scientists and artists with the expedition, spent the day at Hallo Bay collecting debris, watching bears and discussing the issues.
Anne Raup
Members of the Gyre expedtion (from left) Kate Schafer, Julie Decker and Howard Ferren take a break from collecting debris. Schafer is an educator from Harker School, Decker is the curator of the expedition and the chief curator at the Anchorage Museum. Ferren is the expedition leader and the director of conservation at the Alaska SeaLife Center. The Gyre project is a collaboration between the Anchorage Museum and Alaska SeaLife Center to study and explore the global issue of marine debris. On June 12, 2013, scientists and artists with the expedition, spent the day at Hallo Bay collecting debris, watching bears and discussing the issues.
Anne Raup
Gyre expedition artist Sonya Kelliher-Combs takes pictures of fellow travelers, Monica Garcia, director of education, Jane Rabadi, exhibition designer and Julie Decker, chief curator all with the Anchorage Museum. The Gyre project is a collaboration between the Anchorage Museum and Alaska SeaLife Center to study and explore the global issue of marine debris. On June 12, 2013, scientists and artists with the expedition, spent the day at Hallo Bay collecting debris, watching bears and discussing the issues.
Anne Raup
Julie Decker, curator for the Gyre project and Sonya Kelliher-Combs meet with expedition leader Howard Ferren on the beach at Hallo Bay. Decker and Kelliher-Combs flew in for the day while Ferren and the rest of the expedition crew came via the R/V Norseman. Ferren is sporting artistic headwear made by other expedition members. It's made with debris, collected during the journey along the coast of Alaska. The Gyre project is a collaboration between the Anchorage Museum and Alaska SeaLife Center to study and explore the global issue of marine debris. On June 12, 2013, scientists and artists with the expedition, spent the day at Hallo Bay collecting debris, watching bears and discussing the issues.
Anne Raup
Expedition artist Sonya Kelliher-Combs and NOAA scientist Peter Murphy work to dislodge a section of fishing net that is entangled with driftwood. The Gyre project is a collaboration between the Anchorage Museum and Alaska SeaLife Center to study and explore the global issue of marine debris. On June 12, 2013, scientists and artists with the expedition, spent the day at Hallo Bay collecting debris, watching bears and discussing the issues.
Anne Raup
Expedition artist Sonya Kelliher-Combs and NOAA scientist Peter Murphy cut free a section of fishing net that was entangled with driftwood. The Gyre project is a collaboration between the Anchorage Museum and Alaska SeaLife Center to study and explore the global issue of marine debris. On June 12, 2013, scientists and artists with the expedition, spent the day at Hallo Bay collecting debris, watching bears and discussing the issues.
Anne Raup
Anchorage Museum exhibition designer Jane Rabadi picks up a bouy on Hallo Bay. It was one of many pieces of marine debris picked up along the remote beach. The Gyre project is a collaboration between the Anchorage Museum and Alaska SeaLife Center to study and explore the global issue of marine debris. On June 12, 2013, scientists and artists with the expedition, spent the day at Hallo Bay collecting debris, watching bears and discussing the issues.
Anne Raup
Anchorage Museum exhibition designer Jane Rabadi examines a bouy with Katmai National Park superintendent Diane Chung. The bouy was one of many pieces of marine debris picked up along the remote beach. The Gyre project is a collaboration between the Anchorage Museum and Alaska SeaLife Center to study and explore the global issue of marine debris. On June 12, 2013, scientists and artists with the expedition, spent the day at Hallo Bay collecting debris, watching bears and discussing the issues.
Anne Raup
A soap bottle is embedded in beach sand at Hallo Bay in Katmai National Park. The Gyre project is a collaboration between the Anchorage Museum and Alaska SeaLife Center to study and explore the global issue of marine debris. On June 12, 2013, scientists and artists with the expedition, spent the day at Hallo Bay collecting debris, watching bears and discussing the issues.
Anne Raup
Gyre expedition members take in the scene of Hallo Bay in Katmai National Park. The Gyre expedition's last full day was spent collecting debris at Hallo Bay. The Gyre project is a collaboration between the Anchorage Museum and Alaska SeaLife Center to study and explore the global issue of marine debris. On June 12, 2013, scientists and artists with the expedition, spent the day at Hallo Bay collecting debris, watching bears and discussing the issues.
Anne Raup
A fishing float was one piece of tons of debris found on Hallo Bay. The Gyre project is a collaboration between the Anchorage Museum and Alaska SeaLife Center to study and explore the global issue of marine debris. On June 12, 2013, scientists and artists with the expedition, spent the day at Hallo Bay collecting debris, watching bears and discussing the issues.
Anne Raup
Gyre expedition members move down the beach with bags full of marine debris, collected from the area. The Gyre project is a collaboration between the Anchorage Museum and Alaska SeaLife Center to study and explore the global issue of marine debris. On June 12, 2013, scientists and artists with the expedition, spent the day at Hallo Bay collecting debris, watching bears and discussing the issues.
Anne Raup
Gyre expedition artist Pamela Longobardi talks about the moving experience of watching a sow and three cubs a very close range. The Gyre project is a collaboration between the Anchorage Museum and Alaska SeaLife Center to study and explore the global issue of marine debris. On June 12, 2013, scientists and artists with the expedition, spent the day at Hallo Bay collecting debris, watching bears and discussing the issues.
Anne Raup
Marine debris is abundant on the beach at Hallo Bay, despite the area already having been cleaned. The fishing nets, ropes and line are very difficult to untangle from drift wood. The Gyre project is a collaboration between the Anchorage Museum and Alaska SeaLife Center to study and explore the global issue of marine debris. On June 12, 2013, scientists and artists with the expedition, spent the day at Hallo Bay collecting debris, watching bears and discussing the issues.
Anne Raup
The R/V Norseman carries the tons of debris collected during the Gyre expedition. The garbage was transported to the Kenai Peninsula Borough landfill. The Gyre project is a collaboration between the Anchorage Museum and Alaska SeaLife Center to study and explore the global issue of marine debris. On June 12, 2013, scientists and artists with the expedition, spent the day at Hallo Bay collecting debris, watching bears and discussing the issues.
Anne Raup
Table centerpieces were made from debris found during the Gyre expedition. The Gyre project is a collaboration between the Anchorage Museum and Alaska SeaLife Center to study and explore the global issue of marine debris. On June 12, 2013, scientists and artists with the expedition, spent the day at Hallo Bay collecting debris, watching bears and discussing the issues.
Anne Raup
A fishing float with Chinese characters was found during the Gyre expedition. The Gyre project is a collaboration between the Anchorage Museum and Alaska SeaLife Center to study and explore the global issue of marine debris. On June 12, 2013, scientists and artists with the expedition, spent the day at Hallo Bay collecting debris, watching bears and discussing the issues.
Anne Raup
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