A fleet of ships is arriving to ports along the coast of California this week. Their haul? Tons of plastic and debris from the massive garbage patch that's lodged in the Pacific Ocean.
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">This Sunday, the <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/MegaExpedition?src=hash">#MegaExpedition</a> 's mothership returned to San Francisco with a lot more trash than expected. <a href="http://t.co/SCeF54Ce3j">pic.twitter.com/SCeF54Ce3j</a></p>— The Ocean Cleanup (@TheOceanCleanup) <a href="https://twitter.com/TheOceanCleanup/status/635842610058366976">August 24, 2015</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>
The ships are part of the largest-ever clean up effort of ocean trash, launched from Hawaii and sweeping across the Pacific. The trip also aims to map the floating plastic for an even larger clean up in the coming years.