Ocean currents push phytoplankton, and pollution, around the globe faster than thought

Posted by on April 19, 2016 5:01 pm
Categories: Science

Ocean currents can carry objects to almost any place on the globe in less than a decade, faster than previously thought. While good for microorganisms such as phytoplankton that are essential to the marine food web, it also means that plastic debris, radioactive particles and virtually any kind of litter can quickly become a problem in areas far from where they originated.

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