Capt. Charles Moore
Capt. Charles Moore has logged over 100,000 miles on research voyages. His 1999 study shocked the scientific world when it found six times more plastic fragments by weight in the central Pacific than the associated zooplankton. His study of discharges by plastics processing plants resulted in the passage of the Nurdle Bill, prohibiting the discharge of pre-production plastic pellets in California. His work has been featured on Nightline, Good Morning America, NPR, National Geographic, and in the Wall Street Journal.