Listen: Incredibly ambitious Ocean Cleanup project is launching this weekend
"And ambitious project launches out of Alameda this weekend to try and clean. Up the plastic garbage patch floating in the Pacific Ocean. As KCBS reporter, Holly Kwon tells us, this has some scientists wondering about unintended consequences headed out the Golden Gate this weekend will be vessel carrying a near two thousand foot long boom with a skirt that drops ten feet below the surface of the water. The idea is to take it out to the great Pacific garbage patch and corral some of the trash so another ship. Income scoop it up loan at cola roof is COO of ocean cleanup. We have designed the system in such a way to really minimize the chances of any Marie marine life being harmed by the system, which is great. But some scientists like Miriam Goldstein at the center for American progress are worried about other things the group may not have thought of bio fouling, which is to say marine animals that would grow directly on the device and provide huge drag probably causing it to break. It added more garbage to the water, and the fact that it will add it will act as. What's called a fishery aggregating device or a fad that will actually attract fish from miles around to be near the device. And we just don't know what affects that will have the patches so big it's thought that it'll take sixty of those booms and five years to clean up just half of the"