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Plastic Accumulation in the North Atlantic Subtropical Gyre

Plastic Accumulation in the North Atlantic Subtropical Gyre,10.1126/science.1192321,Science,K. L. Law,S. Moret-Ferguson,N. A. Maximenko,G. Proskurowsk

Plastic Accumulation in the North Atlantic Subtropical Gyre   (Citations: 9)
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Journal: Science , vol. 329, no. 5996, pp. 1185-1188, 2010
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    • ...largest city, Brisbane (population >2 million), might come into contact with different amounts of debris than would open ocean turtles. Despite this, pelagic turtles in this study are more likely to ingest debris than are the benthic turtles. This leads us to speculate as to whether pelagic turtles encounter increased amounts of debris in oceanic gyres and in wind rows ...

    Qamar Schuyleret al. To Eat or Not to Eat? Debris Selectivity by Marine Turtles

    • ...Interest has recently revived in the fate of plastics in the oceans since due to their hydrophobic nature, they are reported to concentrate toxic contaminants [14,15] from sea‐water...

    Gerald Scott. The changing nature of oceanic plastics litter

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