Is there a south Pacific Gyre?

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Is there a south Pacific Gyre?
« on: 02/12/2013 04:13:32 »
I've heard of the north pacific gyre, the place where ocean currents swirl in such a way as to bring floating garbage to one location between Hawaii and Alaska.
Is there a similar gyre in the south pacific, or any other ocean? If not, why?
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Re: Is there a south Pacific Gyre?
« Reply #1 on: 02/04/2014 04:28:06 »
I found the answer at scishow.com. Yes, there are gyres in the N pacific, S pacific, Indian ocean, N Atlantic, and S Atlantic oceans where garbage from land, fishing vessels, oil rigs, and freighters accumulates and cause problems.