Ocean Pollution

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Plastic pollution: What happens to the plastic after it enters the ocean?
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Plastic pollution: What happens to the plastic after it enters the ocean?

Around ten million tonnes enter the ocean, but scientists estimate that only about 0.3 million tonnes of plastic is floating at the ocean surface.

Many fish species, including those that are consumed by humans, are eating plastic
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Many fish species, including those that are consumed by humans, are eating plastic

There is evidence that that microplastics and even smaller particles called nano plastics move from a fish’s stomach to its muscle tissue, which is the part humans typically eat.

Hawaii's super corals: Hardy corals unfazed by pollution lend hope for dying reefs
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Hawaii's super corals: Hardy corals unfazed by pollution lend hope for dying reefs

A 1.5 degree Celsius rise in global temperatures could see 70-90% of Earth's coral reefs vanish.

Explorer plans to trace flow of plastic along 10 rivers leading to Pacific garbage patch
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Explorer plans to trace flow of plastic along 10 rivers leading to Pacific garbage patch

He was inspired by findings from a 2018 study: 80% of the world's ocean plastic comes from 10 rivers.

Watch: These fishing nets get recycled into skateboards in Chile
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Watch: These fishing nets get recycled into skateboards in Chile

A Chile-based American entrepreneur recycles used fishing nets and turns them into skateboards to be sold in the US

'Reduce, Reuse and Recycle': Scientists suggest 'novel' way to curb marine pollution by plastics
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'Reduce, Reuse and Recycle': Scientists suggest 'novel' way to curb marine pollution by plastics

Scientists suggested the measures to tackle marine pollution from plastics at the 5th International Conference on Ecotoxicology and Environmental Sciences.

Around 88 percent of ocean surfaces damaged by plastic: Study
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Around 88 percent of ocean surfaces damaged by plastic: Study

As much as 88 per cent of the open ocean's surface contains plastic debris, raising concern about the effect on marine life and the food chain.