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March 6th 2012 - Written by: Kelsy

Buy a $50 Raffle Ticket For a Chance to Win An Expedition of a Lifetime With 5 Gyres

We are proud to support 5 Gyres, an organization that is on a mission to research, educate and ultimately end plastic pollution in our world’s oceans. To understand the impact of plastic pollution, the crew sails through the five subtropical gyres. And now you have the opportunity to go with them.

via 5 Gyres:

For just $50, you can enter to win a coveted spot onboard the Algalita/5 Gyres sailing expedition to the Western Pacific Garbage Patch. The voyage departs from Majuro in the Marshall Islands on May 1st, 2012 and arrives in Tokyo on May 23rd, 2012. Organized by 5 Gyres Institute and Algalita, this trip represents a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to be part of the most comprehensive study ever done in the region.

Each $50 donation gives you the chance to be an active member of the crew on an all-inclusive, 3-week voyage aboard the 72-foot Sea Dragon, operated by Pangaea Exploration. (There are still a few spots available for purchase at $9500 per person.) The winner of this drawing will work with scientists and educators onboard, helping them sample the ocean surface to determine the density of marine plastic pollution across the gyre. You’ll also assist our two professional captains in the sailing and day-to-day operations of the ship. Marcus Eriksen, co-founder of 5 Gyres and a leading expert in the field will lead the expedition…

There is no limit to how many tickets may be purchased per person. All proceeds from this opportunity drawing and ticket sales go DIRECTLY to underwriting the cost of the voyage, collecting samples for laboratory analysis, and helping scientists gain a better understanding of the extent of plastic pollution in our oceans. To enter, go here.

Read more about the work of 5 Gyres and enter to win a trip on the expedition of a lifetime.

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