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The Sea Education Foundation spends most of its energy educating undergraduates though its Sea Semester. But now, SEA has embarked on the first federally funded research expedition, 'Plastics at Sea: North Atlantic Expedition,' dedicated to examining the accumulation of plastic debris in the North Atlantic Ocean. The 34-day mission-at-sea ended Wednesday. We speak to the chief scientist.


This program aired on July 15, 2010.

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