Latest Marine debris Stories
Study abroad programs provide rare opportunity for undergraduates to conduct hands-on, field-based research in growing field of ocean plastics. Woods Hole, MA
Scientists are revealing how microbes living on floating pieces of plastic marine debris affect the ocean ecosystem, and the potential harm they pose to invertebrates, humans and other animals.
The organization dedicated to cleaning up the world's oceans and beaches is joining forces with the founder of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, Captain Charles Moore and his foundation, Algalita
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According to new studies, marine lugworms and other sea creatures are exposed to harmful chemicals when they ingest tiny bits of marine plastic.
Plastic litter is one of the most significant problems facing the world's marine environments.
Many subalpine lakes may look beautiful and even pristine, but new evidence suggests they may also be contaminated with potentially hazardous plastics.
The Great Lakes, the largest source of fresh water in the world, may not be so fresh anymore. That’s according to researchers with the University of Wisconsin-Superior, who, for the second year in a row, have found plastic particles in the Great Lakes.
The masses of plastic debris that float over large areas of the world's oceans have become new ecological communities that scientists have named the "Plastisphere."
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