LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — An ocean cleanup group retrieved an astonishing 40 tons of plastic from the Pacific Ocean during cleanup efforts.

This photo taken June 18, 2019, provided by the Ocean Voyages Institute, shows a large net that was removed from the ocean during the Pacific gyre cleanup in Honolulu. (Greg Yoder/Ocean Voyages Institute via AP)

Ocean Voyages Institute conducted the cleanup between California and Hawaii in an area known as the Great Pacific Garbage Patch.

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The amount of fishing nets and other plastic debris was equal to about seven fully grown elephants.

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Along with mass amounts of fishing nets, detergent bottles, beer crates, cleaning bottles, plastic furniture, buckets, and toys were also found.

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According to experts, removing the 40 tons of garbage barely made a dent in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch.