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Seagrass ‘Neptune balls’ sieve millions of plastic particles from water, study finds – The Guardian

Researchers counted particles in seaballs that washed up on beaches in Spain

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PlasticsResearchers counted particles in seaballs that washed up on beaches in Spain
Fri 15 Jan 2021 01.15 GMT
Underwater seagrass in coastal areas appear to trap plastic pollution in natural bundles of fibre known as Neptune balls, researchers have found.
With no help from humans, the swaying plants anchored to shallow seabeds may collect nearly 900m plastic items in the Mediterranean alone every year, a study reported in the journal Scientific Reports said.
We show that plastic debris in the seafloor…

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