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Plastic found in deepest ocean animals

More than 300 million tonnes of plastics are produced annually, and there are at least five trillion plastic pieces floating in our oceans.  Because deep-sea exploration is expensive and time-consuming, most studies on plastic pollution up until now had been close to the surface, showing a widespread level of plastic contamination in fish, turtles, whales and sea birds.  Now a British team of researchers say they have discovered cases of plastic ingestion among tiny shrimp in six of the world's deepest ocean trenches.  Read more...
 

 

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