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On the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, scientists find a surprise: Coastal life

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The Great Pacific Garbage Patch is one of many areas in the vast ocean where plastic pollution and other debris naturally concentrate due to ocean currents. Some 79,000 metric tons of plastics, including fishing nets, plastic bottles and microplastics are currently floating around a remote part of the Pacific Ocean halfway between Hawaii and California.
8 months ago·S F, United States

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The Independent

Plastic waste bringing species into marine ecosystems ‘undisturbed for millennia’

Spiralling plastic waste creating new communities of coastal species in remote open ocean

8 months ago·London, United Kingdom
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IBTimes

Great Pacific Garbage Patch Now Has Its Own Ecosystem

Findings published in the Nature Communications journal reveal animals clinging to the plastic of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch.

8 months ago·United States
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The Hill

Animals are now living on the Great Pacific Garbage Patch

“The issues of plastic go beyond just ingestion and entanglement,” researchers said.

8 months ago·Washington, United States
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The Times

Marine life ‘thriving’ on the Great Pacific Garbage Patch of ocean plastic

It is a vast monument to humanity’s carelessness, a layer of plastic debris more than three times the area of France floating in the ocean.But for a growing num

8 months ago·London, United Kingdom
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NBC News

On the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, scientists find a surprise: Coastal life

Coastal marine species carried out to sea on debris are not only surviving, they’re colonizing the high seas and making new communities on the floating plastic

8 months ago·United States
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Science Daily

Ocean plastic is creating new communities of life on the high seas

Coastal plants and animals have found a new way to survive in the open ocean -- by colonizing plastic pollution. A new commentary reports coastal species growing on trash hundreds of miles out to sea in the North Pacific Subtropical Gyre, more commonly known as the 'Great Pacific Garbage Patch.'

8 months ago·United States
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