This Seagrass Traps Marine Plastic

Alex Fox, Smithsonian Magazine Fisheries & Aquaculture Plastics & Pollution

This Seagrass Traps Marine Plastic
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New research suggests a type of Mediterranean seagrass naturally captures plastic pollution, reports Donna Lu for New Scientist.

The study, published this week in the journal Scientific Reports, estimates that beds of this type of seagrass, called Posidonia oceanica, may collect up to 867 million bits of plastic in the Mediterranean annually.

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