The Manta Net is towed off the starboard side of the ship during its first deployment this cruise.

The Manta Net is towed off the starboard side of the ship during its first deployment this cruise. Daily Manta Net tows will be conducted this cruise to sample for plastics to gain a greater understanding of the characteristics and extent of the Pacific “Garbage Patch.” Image courtesy of NOAA Okeanos Explorer Program.

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