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Study Shows Largest Highest Concentration Of Microplastics On Ocean Floor Ever

According to a new study published in the journal Science, researchers recently discovered 1.9 million pieces of microplastic in an area of about 11 square feet. The sample was taken in the Mediterranean Sea, and researchers say that its the highest concentration of microplastics ever found on a seafloor. Scientists estimate that over 10 million tons of plastic waste enter the world’s oceans every year. Humans can see some signs of this pollution from the shore, but the plastic pollution visible to humans represents less than 1% of the ocean’s total plastic. Over 99% of the plastic in the ocean is believed to be much deeper than we can see, close to the ocean floor.  Read more.....

 

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