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Plastics Found in Animals from the Deepest Point in the Ocean

Discussion in 'Sea Save Foundation' started by Sea Save Foundation, Nov 22, 2017.

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    A new study found that animals from the nearly 7-mile-deep Mariana Trench and other Pacific Ocean trenches are "contaminated with fibers that probably originated from plastic bottles, packaging and synthetic clothes.” The lead scientist, Dr. Alan Jamieson, said, “There is now no doubt that plastics pollution is so pervasive that nowhere – no matter how remote – is immune.” Between 50 and 100 percent of the 90 crustaceans analyzed contained synthetic fibers.

    Read more here (story #3).

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