Contact: Kim Fulton-Bennett
Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute
Caption: A discarded tire sits on a ledge 868 meters (2,850 feet) below the ocean surface in Monterey Canyon. A recent study documented the types and locations of over 1,000 pieces of marine debris on the deep seafloor in the Monterey Bay region.
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