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There are a million times more microplastics in oceans than we thought

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  • Previous estimates of the amount of microplastics in oceans has just been proven to be very, very wrong.
  • New study provides data that suggests 8.3 million pieces of microplastics per cubic meter of water, previous studies estimated 10 pieces per cubic meter.
  • It was discovered by analysing salps, jellyfish-like water creatures, and study authors found microplastics in all 100 samples.

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