Ocean currents and garbage patches (image) American Institute of Physics Share Print E-Mail Caption Inferred reactive probability currents of marine debris into garbage patches (red boxes). Black boxes indicate coastal boxes from which those currents emerge. The color of the arrows represents the probability of the transition route. Credit Philippe Miron, Francisco Beron-Vera, Luzie Helfmann, and Peter Koltai. Usage Restrictions Journalists may use this image only with appropriate credit. Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.