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New study reveals plastic pollution in the Antarctic is 5x worse than expected

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Jun 20, 2017 01:04 AM
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by (Lacy Cooke) last modified Jun 19, 2017

We know about plastic pollution in the Pacific Ocean, and even in the Arctic Ocean. But scientists thought the Antarctic was relatively free of plastic until a recent study from the University of Hull, Científica del Sur University, and the British Antarctic Survey. Researchers discovered the levels of microplastics in the area once thought to be pristine are much greater than expected. Related:





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