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Ocean debris complicates the search for Malaysian Flight 370




One of the objects searchers have spotted floating in the southern Indian Ocean as they look for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. Nothing they've seen so far has been connected to the missing jet.
One of the objects searchers have spotted floating in the southern Indian Ocean as they look for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. Nothing they've seen so far has been connected to the missing jet.
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It's been almost a month since Malaysia flight 370 disappeared from the skies.

Since then, there have been multiple sightings — all false — of the plane's of wreckage in the Indian Ocean and South China Sea. This made us wonder just how much debris is actually in our oceans. For more on that, we turned to Jenni Brandon, a graduate student who studies biological oceanography at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography.