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East Falkland, among most plastic contaminated shores in South Atlantic Islands

Monday, October 15th 2018 - 08:29 UTC
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The amount of plastic washing up onto the shores of remote South Atlantic islands is ten times greater than it was a decade ago, according to new research published in the journal Current Biology. Scientists investigating plastics in seas surrounding the remote British Overseas Territories, including East Falkland, discovered they are invading these unique biologically-rich regions. This includes areas that are established or proposed Marine Protected Areas (MPAs). Read full article


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  • chronic

    Worth more than kelp.

    Oct 16th, 2018 - 12:43 am - Link - Report abuse -1
  • mollymauk

    For the record, the photo above, captioned “BAS Dr David Barnes”, actually shows Dr Pete Convey.
    (I have emailed Mercopress, but they have not corrected it yet)

    Oct 16th, 2018 - 12:41 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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