Mariana Trench contains 'startling' amounts of plastic

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Nov 20, 2017

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Scientists have found that 100 percent of the animals tested from the Mariana Trench contained plastic. Newcastle University's Dr. Alan Jamieson led the study which found that plastic, including pollutants banned in the 1970’s, have made it to the deepest levels of the ocean floor. Jamieson said "In fact, the amphipods we sampled contained levels of contamination similar to that found in Suruga Bay, one of the most polluted industrial zones of the northwest Pacific.


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