Tiny tropical island has giant pollution problem • Earth.com

Tiny tropical island has giant pollution problem


Today’s Video of the Day from Flinders University highlights the issue of plastic pollution on a remote island in the Maldives.

This research has revealed that marine microplastic pollution in the ocean surrounding the Maldives is among the highest recorded anywhere in the world.

“Our findings show microplastics are ubiquitous in marine sediments around a remote coral island, at sizes ingestible by marine organisms, raising concerns about potential effects of microplastic ingestion by coral reef species,” wrote the researchers.

By Chrissy Sexton, Earth.com Staff Writer

Video Credit: Flinders University


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