The first ocean plastics
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The history of plastic in the sea

A metal box that has been dragged around the ocean since 1931 has accidentally created a record of the entire history of ocean plastic.

The continuous plankton recorder (CPR) - first ensnared a plastic bag off the coast of Ireland in 1965.

The recorder also revealed how much more plastic has been found in the ocean in recent decades.

  • 16 Apr 2019
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