Plastisphere Net (IMAGE) American Geophysical Union 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 Usage Restrictions None License Licensed content Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.