Plastic Found in Creatures Living Deep in the Ocean

Posted by Kyle Brookings on Saturday, March 2, 2019
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New research has shown just how much humans have had an impact on our environment.

Researchers examined amphipods that inhabited the worlds deepest trenches.

Of the samples, a startling 72 percent had at least one microparticle of plastic.

Traces of plastic has been found in amphipods since 2008.

There are five massive patches of plastic in the oceans around the world. These huge concentrations of plastic debris cover large swaths of the ocean; the one between California and Hawaii is the size of the state of Texas.

Is it estimated that there are about 5 trillion pieces of plastic floating in the ocean. Some of which has reached deep into the ocean.

The Team

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