Plastic in the ocean; protecting the Sargasso Sea


Guests: Captain Charles Moore and David Freestone

In a recent op-ed in The New York Times, CAPTAIN CHARLES MOORE details his experiences at sea conducting research at the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, a massive garbage patch floating in the Pacific Ocean. In this hour of Radio Times, we’ll take a look at ocean health and the sharp rise in pollution in the world’s seas with Captain Moore, founder of the Algalita Marine Research and Education Institute. Then we’ll hear from DAVID FREESTONE, executive secretary of the Sargasso Sea Commission, about the Sargasso Sea: where it is, why it matters, and current efforts to protect it.

WHYY is your source for fact-based, in-depth journalism and information. As a nonprofit organization, we rely on financial support from readers like you. Please give today.

Want a digest of WHYY’s programs, events & stories? Sign up for our weekly newsletter.

Together we can reach 100% of WHYY’s fiscal year goal