Kayak Island collecting major amounts
From Anchorage Daily News 12/14/12 :
"Debris that gathered this past summer on Alaska's Kayak
Island made walking on its beaches feel like walking
through a natural disaster zone, a federal biologist said Thursday."
"Jacek Maselko, a biologist with the National Oceanic and
Atmospheric Administration in Juneau, Alaska, said he
was somewhat skeptical about what he would find when
he and a team embarked on a survey of marine debris
along Alaska's coastline.""At Kayak Island, which is in the Gulf of Alaska, "it really, really hit home because that place was just amazing," he said. Kayak and Montague islands tend to be collector sites, prone to larger amounts of debris because of the movement of the winds and currents. But Maselko said the change in the amount and type of debris at Kayak, from when he walked beaches there in 2008, was overwhelming."
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