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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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