Mapping plastic in the ocean

Aug 21, 2014

In research efforts to understand marine debris, Andres Cozar Cabañas et al recently published findings on plastic debris in the open ocean. National Geographic and geographer Jamie Hawk mapped the data.

Extent of ocean plastic

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