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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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Pacific Ocean study finds fish tainted by plastic

Issues & Causes / Environmentalism : Greenspace (3 years ago)

Southern California researchers found plastic in nearly 1 in 10 small fish collected in the northern Pacific Ocean in the latest study to call attention to floating marine debris entering the food chain. The study published this wee... Read Post

Wind pushes plastics deeper into oceans, driving trash estimates up

Academics / General Science : Science Daily (2 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

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