Over two years and 38,000 nautical miles, a crew of 300 women will take on 30 challenging voyage legs to sail through some of the densest ocean plastic accumulation zones on the planet to study plastic pollution on board a world-class expedition sailing vessel S.V. TravelEdge and floating research lab. To follow the progress of this expedition: https://exxpedition.com/
On Talk of the Bay, Rachel Anne Goodman spoke to Rikki Erikson, a marine biologist on the voyage from the Azores to Antigua. As we spoke, a major storm was kicking up there, and there was a palpable tension in her voice as she described the harrowing voyage ahead. Listen to the interview here.