The Atlantic Is Awash With Far More Plastic Than Previously Thought, Study Finds

Read the full story from NPR.

Scientists are trying to understand how much plastic humans are pumping into the ocean and how long it sticks around. A study published this week says it may be much more than earlier estimates.

Associated journal article: Pabortsava, K., Lampitt, R.S. “High concentrations of plastic hidden beneath the surface of the Atlantic Ocean.” Nature Communications 11, 4073 (2020).

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