An endangered loggerhead sea turtle named Adelita makes an epic 7,000 mile, 368 day journey from Baja California, Mexico to Japan. Her route passed directly thrpough the "Great Pacific Garbage Patch". She was the first animal to ever be tracked swimming across an entire ocean. She was tracked between August 1996 and August 1997.
Learn more about plastic pollution in the ocean in The Plastic Age, a film with Pharrell Williams.