Last week, the Ocean Voyages Institute pulled into Honolulu's Pier 29 with more than 100 tons of marine trash hauled from the middle of the Pacific Ocean, completing its mission, in spite of the ongoing pandemic. "I am so proud of our hard working crew," said founder and executive director Mary Crowley. "We were careful to keep the crew quarantined, and test any new crew members coming on board because we wanted to make sure the expedition was safe from a health perspective. Most people don't realize how closely our own health is tied to the health of the ocean. The ocean really produces two out of the three breaths we take, so we need to keep our ocean ecosystem healthy to help us and the whole planet stay healthy," Crowley said.

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