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Paint Dust Covers the Upper Layer of the World's Oceans 141

Posted by Unknown Lamer
from the zooplankton-love-fiberglass dept.
sciencehabit (1205606) writes Even when the sea looks clean, its surface can be flecked with tiny fragments of paint and fiberglass. That's the finding from a study that looked for plastic pollution in the uppermost millimeter of ocean. The microscopic fragments come from the decks and hulls of boats, and they could pose a threat to zooplankton, an important part of the marine food web.
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Paint Dust Covers the Upper Layer of the World's Oceans

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