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Par for the course: Concerned teen diver stumbles upon vast sea of golf balls that pollute the California coast

Hundreds of thousands of golf balls have littered the seabed off the coast of California. First discovered by a teenager, the toxic plastic trash is now getting cleaned up slowly but surely by concerned citizens. Alex Weber stumbled across the pollutants during a snorkeling trip in the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary in 2017. She and her friends decided to recover the golf balls from the ocean floor. The environmentally-conscious teens removed more than 10,000 balls, which weighed more than half a ton. Eventually, Weber contacted Stanford researcher Matthew Savoca for advice. Read more....

 

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