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  1. Survey Finds Human Trash in Ocean Depths

    Escaping people’s reach — and crushed beer cans — is impossible, even for deep sea creatures, according to a survey of the ocean floor. Researchers used video and trawl surveys to take nearly 600 samples from 32 sites in the Mediterranean Sea, Atlantic and Arctic Oceans, finding trash in every one. Plastic was the most common, but clothing, burnt coal, fishing nets, pottery, glass, metal and wood were also found on the sea floor, where it’s often mistaken for food by animals.

    Sources: The GuardianHermione ProjectSmithsonian

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