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Microplastics pollute most remote and uncharted areas of the ocean

12.02.2018
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First data ever gathered from extremely remote area of the South Indian Ocean has a surprisingly high volume of plastic particles, say scientistsMicroplastics have been found in some of the most remote and uncharted regions of the oceans raising more concerns over the global scale of plastic pollution.Samples taken from the middle of the South Indian Ocean - at latitude 45.5 degrees south - show microplastic particles detected at relatively high volumes. Sören Gutekunst, from the Geomar Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research in Kiel, who analysed the samples, said the data showed 42 particles per cubic metre, which was surprising given the remoteness of the area. Continue reading...
Zdroj: The Guardian

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