In addition to all of the science operations we completed on Friday, the ship’s crew also took the time to haul this large piece of plastic trash out of the ocean. Made of many plastic bottles tied together with rope, we think it was likely an improvised float for fishing.

In addition to all of the science operations we completed on Friday, the ship’s crew also took the time to haul this large piece of plastic trash out of the ocean. Made of many plastic bottles tied together with rope, we think it was likely an improvised float for fishing. Image courtesy of DEEP SEARCH 2017, NOAA-OER/BOEM/USGS.

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