Scientists used a robotic submarine to find out how much plastic the ocean floor has

November 9th, 2020

ThePrint,, 08/11/2020, Natalie Marchant
Plastic pollution in the ocean could be an even bigger problem than first feared, with 14.4 million tonnes of microplastics estimated to be at the bottom of the sea. The figure is more than double the amount of plastic thought to be on the ocean’s surface, according to a team from Australia’s national science agency, the Commonwealth Industrial and Scientific Organisation (CSIRO).

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