DREW MCWHIRTER

Chief Scientist on the Vortex Swim Expedition.

Topic

Talk-story about an 80-day sailing endeavor through the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, documenting plastic pollution in the highest plastic-concentrated waters of the world’s oceans 

About Drew

  • Bachelor of Science in Oceanography and Marine Biology at the University of Washington.
  • Master student of Science in Marine at Hawaii Pacific University
  • In 2019 Drew served as the Chief Scientist on the Vortex Swim Expedition. He facilitated the scientific effort of the 80-day sailing endeavor through the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, documenting plastic pollution in the highest plastic-concentrated waters of the world’s oceans.