Science Daily article: Scientists find highest ever level of microplastics on seafloor

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...The lead author of the study, Dr Ian Kane of The University of Manchester said: "Almost everybody has heard of the infamous ocean 'garbage patches' of floating plastic, but we were shocked at the high concentrations of microplastics we found in the deep-seafloor.

Period30 Apr 2020

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  • TitleScientists find highest ever level of microplastics on seafloor
    Media name/outletScience Daily
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
    Date30/04/20
    DescriptionResearchers have found the highest levels of microplastic ever recorded on the seafloor, with up to 1.9 million pieces in a thin layer covering just one square meter.
    URLhttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2020/04/200430150213.htm
    PersonsIan Kane