Oceangoing Garbage Eating Mechanical 'Whale'

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This is essentially a large tube, as are biological whales. These will be deployed into the Pacific garbage patches gyres where they will swim (drift) along in the top 2 meters of water ingesting everything their mouth can swallow. The material will be concentrated and oxidized of power to propel & operate the devices. No attempt will be made to recover the waste. After a lifetime or when it starves to death the whale will sink into the abyss.

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