A great new video popped up today on YouTube in which Miriam Goldstein, an oceanographer at the Scripps Institute of Oceanography, describes her work documenting the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. It's just a few minutes and is well worth the time to watch.

The Garbage Patch is a scary, scary thing.

MNN's infographics master Russell McLendon made a great piece also worthy of a click- check out "What is the Great Pacific Ocean Garbage Patch?"