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Plastic in sea alters marine ecology

May 9th, 2012 by Scripps Institution of Oceanography

A 100-fold upsurge in human-produced plastic garbage in the ocean is altering habitats in the marine environment, according to a new study led by Ph.D. graduate student researcher Miriam Goldstein at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego. In 2009 an ambitious group of graduate students led the Scripps Environmental Accumulation of Plastic Expedition […]