Home, plastic home
Some ocean life is moving into floating piles of plastic trash
By Janet Raloff, 15:52 PM July 16, 2013
We live in an increasingly plastic world. Much of this plastic does not degrade easily. That allows it to pollute the environment. There, a great deal of trashed plastic will break into tinier bits that eventually wash into the ocean. Recently, this debris has begun creating new homes for microbes, research now shows.
Plastic trash in the ocean hosts a diverse world of one-celled organisms, observe Erik Zettler, Tracy Mincer and Linda Amaral-Zettler. The three work at the Woods Hole Ocean...
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