Ben Lecomte will start its six months long journey trying to become the first person to swim across the Pacific Ocean. While he swims, his crew will gather over 1,000 water samples on a route that includes the Great Pacific Garbage Patch and the White Shark Migration Area.

Ben Lecomte hopes to become the first person to swim across the Pacific Ocean. He leaves on Tuesday from the coast of Japan for a six-month journey. On Tuesday, 50-year-old swimmer Ben Lecomte will push off from a beach in Choshi, Japan, wearing a shark repellent bracelet and an armband to track radiation in the ocean. He hopes to reach San Francisco in six months as the first person to swim across the Pacific Ocean. A successful 5,500-mile journey will be a feat of athleticism and a major scientific opportunity. Lecomte, a Frenchman now living in Texas, is traveling […]

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