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Marine researchers battle the Great Pacific Garbage Patch - Radio Australia

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Marine researchers battle the Great Pacific Garbage Patch
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The man credited with bringing the patch to the world's attention is Captain Charles Moore of the Algalita Marine Research Institute.

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Plastic waste causing $13bn in damage: UN - News24

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Capital FM Kenya Plastic waste causing $13bn in damage: UN News24 Scientists have found tiny plastic fragments trapped in sea ice in polar regions, while plastic waste has killed marine life, whether it be eaten by sea creatures such as turtles,...

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'Missing' ocean plastic pollutants may be swallowed up by marine species - Blue & Green Tomorrow

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Blue & Green Tomorrow 'Missing' ocean plastic pollutants may be swallowed up by marine species Blue & Green Tomorrow Plastic pollutants afflict all of the world's oceans, but a new study has found that the quantity of floating waste around the...

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Marine researchers battle the Great Pacific Garbage Patch - Radio Australia

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Marine researchers battle the Great Pacific Garbage Patch
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The man credited with bringing the patch to the world's attention is Captain Charles Moore of the Algalita Marine Research Institute.

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'Missing' ocean plastic pollutants may be swallowed up by marine species - Blue & Green Tomorrow

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Blue & Green Tomorrow 'Missing' ocean plastic pollutants may be swallowed up by marine species Blue & Green Tomorrow Plastic pollutants afflict all of the world's oceans, but a new study has found that the quantity of floating waste around the...

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Plastic Kills: Here Is Why (+Video) - The Epoch Times

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Plastic Kills: Here Is Why (+Video)
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Ghost nets are abandoned fishing gear that become a trap to large marine life.

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Plastics Don't Disappear, But They Do End Up In Seabirds' Bellies - NPR

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Plastics Don't Disappear, But They Do End Up In Seabirds' Bellies
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While plastic may break down into smaller and smaller pieces, some as small as grains of sand, these pieces are never truly biodegradable.
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