Artists and oceanographers collect trash from Alaska's beaches in Gyre project

During a hot, sunny June week, a team of oceanographers, technologists, conservationists and artists explored beaches on the southern coastline of the Kenai Peninsula, Shuyak and Afognak Islands and Katmai National Park and Preserve on the Alaska Peninsula. The expedition was part of a collaboration between the Anchorage Museum and Alaska SeaLife Center in Seward, exploring the impacts of marine debris on a small piece of Alaska's 6,640-mile coastline.

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