In the Atlantic, Tiny Plastic Debris

NYT: Global production and disposal of plastics of all kinds has grown roughly five-fold since the early 1980`s, but that increase is not reflected in the amount of plastic debris found in the western North Atlantic, according to a study published Friday in the journal Science. Giora Proskurowski Plastic pieces collected in a surface plankton net tow. Pieces are typically millimeter-size fragments of once-larger items. Dragging plankton nets across the ocean surface, researchers ......

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