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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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Potential and limitations of finite element modelling in assessing structural integrity of coralline algae under future global change

Biology / Marine Biology : Ocean Acidification (4 hours ago)

Coralline algae are important habitat formers found on all rocky shores. While the impact of future ocean acidification on the physiological performance of the species has been well studied, little research has focussed on potential... Read Post

Microbes Thriving on Plastic Ocean Pollution

Issues & Causes / Environmentalism : Ecogeek (2 years ago)

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

New study finds Great Barrier Reef corals eat plastic pollution

Lifestyle / Green Living : Inhabitat (9 minutes ago)

One creature's trash may be another creature's lunch, according to new research out of James Cook University in Queensland, Australia, that suggests some Great Barrier Reef corals eat plastic pollution. While researchers work to det... Read Post


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