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16 October 2020 / The Nome Nugget / RB Smith

Foreign trash continues to wash up on regional shores

Gambell, Alaska, United States

Residents across the Bering Strait have continued to report unusual amounts of foreign trash washing up on their beaches. After months of working on the models, NOAA has been able to pin the source of the debris as likely somewhere southwest of St. Lawrence Island in the Gulf of Anadyr.

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Photo by Sharon Campbell Aningayou