Scientists Want to Study Ocean Plastic From Space

Plastic is found in small concentrations in oceans around the world—Manila Bay is an extreme example.
03_20_plastic_ocean_pollution Source: Jay Directo/AFP/Getty Images

of plastic makes its way into the oceans every year, but once it gets there, scientists still don't know precisely what happens to it. They know it can break down into smaller pieces of plastic but never actually decompose; it can kill a wide variety of animals. But it's hard to see, so

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