Lost at Sea: Where Is All the Plastic?

@article{Thompson2004LostAS,
  title={Lost at Sea: Where Is All the Plastic?},
  author={R. Thompson and Y. Olsen and R. Mitchell and A. Davis and S. Rowland and A. John and D. McGonigle and A. Russell},
  journal={Science},
  year={2004},
  volume={304},
  pages={838 - 838}
}
  • R. Thompson, Y. Olsen, +5 authors A. Russell
  • Published 2004
  • Medicine, Geology
  • Science
  • 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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