Plastic Accumulation in the North Atlantic Subtropical Gyre

@article{Law2010PlasticAI,
  title={Plastic Accumulation in the North Atlantic Subtropical Gyre},
  author={Kara Lavender Law and Skye Mor{\'e}t-Ferguson and Nikolai Maximenko and Giora Proskurowski and Emily E. Peacock and Jan Hafner and Christopher M Reddy},
  journal={Science},
  year={2010},
  volume={329},
  pages={1185 - 1188}
}
Sea of Plastic Plastics are highly resistant to degradation and persist in the environment after being discarded. Notoriously, plastics accumulate within ocean gyres, where patterns of surface circulation concentrate them into specific regions. One area of plastic buildup lies in the middle of the North Atlantic Gyre. Law et al. (p. 1185; published online 19 August) report results from 22 years of plankton tows in the North Atlantic that showed the pattern of plastics accumulation was indeed as… Expand
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