LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — An ocean cleanup group retrieved an astonishing 40 tons of plastic from the Pacific Ocean during cleanup efforts.
Ocean Voyages Institute conducted the cleanup between California and Hawaii in an area known as the Great Pacific Garbage Patch.READ MORE: R. Kelly Found Guilty Of All Counts In Sex Trafficking, Racketeering Trial
The amount of fishing nets and other plastic debris was equal to about seven fully grown elephants.READ MORE: LA County DA George Gascón Dismisses Nearly 60,000 More Marijuana Convictions
Along with mass amounts of fishing nets, detergent bottles, beer crates, cleaning bottles, plastic furniture, buckets, and toys were also found.MORE NEWS: Hart High School Investigating Threat Scrawled In Campus Restroom
According to experts, removing the 40 tons of garbage barely made a dent in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch.