Over a year ago, a group called Ocean Cleanup began using a huge floating screen to try to clean up plastic pollution in the ocean. After several failures, the group is now collecting plastic.
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Antonio de la Rosa has completed what he believes is a record - in just over 76 days, he paddled across the Pacific Ocean from San Francisco to Hawaii on a special stand-up paddle boat.
A massive "raft" of very lightweight rocks called pumice is floating across the South Pacific Ocean. The rocks came from an undersea volcano and are expected to wind up in Australia in seven to 12 months.
David Katz was upset by all the plastic going into the oceans. To help solve the problem, he had an unusual idea - to treat plastic like money. Mr. Katz calls his idea the "Plastic Bank".
A group called Oceanix has come up with a plan to create the world's first floating city. In early April their plan was discussed at the United Nations.
Europe's first underwater restaurant has recently opened in Norway. The restaurant offers visitors the chance to eat seafood while looking out at life under the ocean.
When heat waves on land cause wildfires, people see them and notice them. But scientists are warning that heat waves in the oceans may be causing as much or more damage.
As many as 20,000 seabirds have died off the coast of the Netherlands. Scientists are trying to understand what has caused the problem, but so far, it's a mystery.
Today the Flipflopi, a sailing boat made from plastic trash, is set to end a two-week trip along the African coast. The trip is meant to call attention to the dangers of single-use plastic.
In September, a group called Ocean Cleanup towed a huge floating screen out to sea. The screen was meant to clean up plastic pollution. Now the device is broken and being towed to Hawaii.