A beach strewn with plastic litter in Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument

A beach strewn with plastic litter in Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument

A beach is strewn with plastic litter that floated ashore at Laysan Island in Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument in the Pacific. Tides wash the debris ashore from the “Great Pacific Garbage Patch,” which flows past the Northwest Hawaiian Islands.
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Susan White/USFWS
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Subject tags
Human impacts
Marine ecology
Marine environments
Pollution
Wildlife refuges