May 18, 2024



Tracking Ocean Microplastics From Space – See the Great Pacific Garbage Patch Like Never Before



An estimated eight million tons of plastic trash enters the ocean each year, and most of it is battered by sun and waves into microplastics—tiny flecks that can ride currents hundreds or thousands of miles from their point of entry. The bits can harm sea life and marine ecosystems, and they’re extremely difficult to track and clean up.

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