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February 12, 2017
Litter is piling up on the Arctic sea floor
Bremerhaven, Germany (UPI) Feb 10, 2017
Marine scientists from Germany have been monitoring litter levels in the Arctic since 2002. They say the problem is getting worse. Litter is identified in photographs taken by their Ocean Floor Observation System, OFOS, which includes 21 underwater observatory stations. Two of the stations and their underwater cameras are dedicated to counting garbage. Between 2002 and 2014, scientists identified 89 pieces of litter - plastic bags, glass shards, fishing nets --- in 7,058 photographs. Re ... read more

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