LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — An ocean cleanup group retrieved an astonishing 40 tons of plastic from the Pacific Ocean during cleanup efforts.
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Ocean Voyages Institute conducted the cleanup between California and Hawaii in an area known as the Great Pacific Garbage Patch.READ MORE: VP Kamala Harris Visiting San Bernardino To Tout $600M In Wildfire Recovery Money For Calif.
The amount of fishing nets and other plastic debris was equal to about seven fully grown elephants.
Along with mass amounts of fishing nets, detergent bottles, beer crates, cleaning bottles, plastic furniture, buckets, and toys were also found.MORE NEWS: Malibu's Leo Carrillo State Park Partially Reopens This Weekend; Pacific Coast Highway Down To 1 Lane In Ventura County To Repair Surf Erosion
According to experts, removing the 40 tons of garbage barely made a dent in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch.