Garbage Island, also known as the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, got its name from the “exceptionally high concentrations of suspended plastic, chemical sludge, and other debris that have been trapped by the currents of the North Pacific Gyre.” Continue reading for the news report.

Despite its size and density, the patch is not visible from satellite photography because it consists of very small pieces, almost invisible to the naked eye and most of its contents are suspended beneath the surface of the ocean.

[via WikiKellybreed]