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Explorer finds a plastic bag and candy wrappers at the bottom of the ocean nearly 7 MILES beneath the surface during deepest-ever submarine dive into the Mariana Trench

When considering the depth of the Pacific Ocean's Mariana Trench, which extends for nearly 7 miles into the ocean floor, Vescovo's discoveries might seem implausible - but according to recent research, the scourge of plastic waste has reached even the deepest waters.  In a study released last year, researchers noted that a plastic waste is the most prevalent type of debris to wade into the deep sea, with about 89 percent of the recorded trash being single-use plastics like water bottles, groceries bags, or a disposable utensil.  Read more...

 

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