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Marine Litter

Caption: This shows litter items on the seafloor of European waters. Clockwise from top left i) Plastic bag recorded by an OFOS at the HAUSGARTEN observatory (Arctic) at 2500 m; ii = Litter recovered within the net of a trawl in Blanes open slope at 1500 m during the PROMETO 5 cruise on board the R/V "García del Cid"; iii) Cargo net entangled in a cold-water coral colony at 950 m in Darwin Mound with the ROV "Lynx" (National Oceanography Centre, UK). iv) "Heineken" beer can in the upper Whittard canyon at 950 m water depth with the ROV Genesis.

Credit: Image credit: Pham CK et al. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0095839

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