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20061103 INTERNATIONAL WATERS : 26Deg 04.5' N, 138Deg 27.6' W, CENTRAL NORTH PACIFIC OCEAN Marine Conservationist Charles Moore attaches a satellite position transmitting buoy to a mass of ropes and nets that have been adrift in the high seas of the Central North Pacific Ocean for over one year, Friday 3rd November 2006. These nets and ropes threaten wildlife in the high seas and in the Hawaiian archipelago. For this reason US Government scientists working for National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) provided Greenpeace with the solar-powered tracking buoy to monitor the ghost net's path through the Central North Pacific gyre. Greenpeace are highlighting the threat that plastic in all it's forms poses to the world's oceans. GREENPEACE / ALEX HOFFORD

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