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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). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-020-17932-9