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Plastic in the Oceans Vastly Underestimated

  The quantity of plastic trash in the ocean may be vastly underestimated. In a new study, researchers have found the previous studies of plastic pollution in the oceans have vastly underestimated the true amount. Researchers discovered that wind was pushing the lightweight confetti-sized plastic down into the water. Previous studies done in [...]
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Wind pushes plastics deeper into oceans, driving trash estimates up

Academics / General Science : Science Daily (3 years ago)

Decades of research into how much plastic litters the ocean, conducted by skimming only the surface, may in some cases vastly underestimate the true amount of plastic debris, according to an oceanographer. Read Post

Microbes Thriving on Plastic Ocean Pollution

Issues & Causes / Environmentalism : Ecogeek (last year)

From the Great Pacific garbage patch to more disperse bits of trash, immense amounts of plastic and other garbage continue to amass in the ocean. However, some of that plastic pollution is harboring life. Scientists have discovered ... Read Post

Plastic Trash In The Ocean: How Much Is There? [Video]

Issues & Causes / Environmentalism : Sustainablog (15 hours ago)

A new paper attempts to quantify the amount of plastic trash in the ocean, and offers ideas for cutting the wast that goes into these ecosystems The post Plastic Trash In The Ocean: How Much Is There? [Video] appeared first on Susta... Read Post


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