Coastal Organisms Thrive on Floating Plastic Debris in the “Great Pacific Garbage Patch Coastal plants and animals have found a new way to survive in the open ocean—by colonizing plastic pollution. A new commentary published Dec. 2 in Nature Communications reports coastal species growing on trash hundreds of miles out to sea in the North Pacific Subtropical Gyre, more commonly […]

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From Pollution to Solution: A global assessment of marine litter and plastic pollution reveals the impact of marine litter and plastic pollution in the environment and their effects on the health of ecosystems, wildlife and humans. Plastics are the largest, most harmful and most persistent fraction of marine litter, accounting for at least 85 per cent of total […]

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