Trawl of Red Sea surface waters finds little plastic

07 January, 2018

​Researchers 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