Interesting article on plastic litter in the Mediterranean Sea

An interesting article describing the vast plastic litter problem in the Mediterranean Sea based on 35 years of literature review.

The article gathers information from previous studies and research projects from 1979 to 2014 and refers to the quantities of plastic debris found in the water column in various areas of the Mediterranean Sea and the effects studied in marine organisms.

According to the article 82% of all man-made litter on sea surface is plastic, and it is also the most common debris on the seafloor, while 134 marine species are counted among the several studies reviewed to have been harmed.

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