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

2 months ago·S F, United States
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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.
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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

2 months ago·Los Angeles, United States
Ownership:Verizon Communications
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

2 months ago·London, United Kingdom
Ownership:Alexander Lebedev
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.

2 months ago·United States
Ownership:IBT Media
The Hill

Animals are now living on the Great Pacific Garbage Patch

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

2 months ago·Washington, United States
Ownership:Nexstar Media Group
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

2 months ago·London, United Kingdom
Ownership:Murdoch family
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

2 months ago·United States
Ownership:Roberts family

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