Sunday, January 07, 2018

Trawl of Red Sea surface waters finds little plastic

The Red Sea has relatively low amounts of floating plastic debris in its surface waters due to fewer sources or faster removal.

‚ÄčResearchers are mapping global patterns of marine plastic pollution as alarm grows over floating rubbish. A team led by marine scientist Carlos Duarte from KAUST shows that the level of plastic debris in the Red Sea is relatively low.

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Image: The plankton nets were dragged slowly just below the sea surface to capture floating plastics.
¬© 2017 Cecilia Martin