Why 300 women are teaming up to sail around world and explore ocean plastic

The voyagers, aged 18 to 57 from 30 nationalities, will collect and survey samples of microplastics with the goal of better understanding sources of pollution.

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The voyagers, aged 18 to 57 from 30 nationalities, will collect and survey samples of microplastics with the goal of better understanding sources of pollution.

ByHalley BondyIn all the history books about ocean explorers, there isn’t anything quite like eXXpedition: the first all-women’s environmental mission set to sail around the world.Founded by environmentalist and scientist Emily Penn, eXXpedition will embark on its first global mission on Oct. 8 from Plymouth, U.K. and sail around the world tracking plastic in the oceans. About 300 women will join between 30 different legs of the voyage, which vary in length and intensity. In a 73-foot steel boat, the women will voyage to four oceanic gyres, which are places on earth where the currents collect plastic in alarming amounts.

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