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environmental degradation
Conservative estimates suggest that about 1 percent of microbial cells in the ocean surface microlayer inhabit plastic debris globally. This mass of cells would not exist without plastic debris in the ocean, and thus, represents a disruption of the proportions of native flora in that habitat.
Science can help bolster the urgency to create beneficial public policy, as well as illuminate new pathways to discover other areas of an issue that also need attention. We all know plastic pollution is ruining our oceans, but a research project underway at Florida Atlantic University’s Harbor Branch Oceanographic Research Institute shows yet another startling...
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