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Oceans contain a million times more microplastic than we realized, alarming study claims


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The amount of microplastic in the world's oceans is a million times greater than previously thought, according to alarming new research.

New research published in the science journal Limnology and Oceanography Letters shows that the concentrations of micro-sized pieces of plastic -- those measuring smaller than 5 millimeters -- are actually five to seven times greater than scientists had previously estimated.


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