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A 100-fold upsurge in human-produced plastic garbage in the ocean is altering habitats in the marine environment, according to a new study led by a graduate student researcher at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego…
Pacific plastic soup grew 100-fold, AFP
The vast swirl of plastic waste floating in the North Pacific has grown 100-fold over the last 40 years, according to a research paper published Wednesday. And scientists warned the killer soup of micro plastic, particles smaller than five millimetres (0.2 of an inch), threatened to alter the open ocean’s natural environment.