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American Geophysical Union

Plastisphere Net

Caption: SEA Education Association student Ethan Edson pulls aboard a net with samples of plankton and plastic. Researchers from SEA, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and the Marine Biological Laboratory discovered the Plastisphere, an ecological community of microbial organisms living on ocean plastic, last year, and are presenting additional findings about these communities at the Ocean Sciences Meeting.

Credit: Erik Zettler, SEA

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Related news release: AGU: Uncovering the secret world of the Plastisphere

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