Lost at Sea: Where Is All the Plastic?

  title={Lost at Sea: Where Is All the Plastic?},
  author={Richard C. Thompson and Ylva S. Olsen and Richard P. Mitchell and Anthony Davis and Steven J Rowland and A. W. G. John and Daniel F. McGonigle and Andrea E. Russell},
  pages={838 - 838}
Millions of metric tons of plastic are produced annually. Countless large items of plastic debris are accumulating in marine habitats worldwide and may persist for centuries ([ 1 ][1]–[ 4 ][2]). Here we show that microscopic plastic fragments and fibers ([Fig. 1A][3]) are also widespread in the 

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