The Great Pacific Garbage Patch is Rapidly Accumulating Plastic - Nature Research Journal
In this research, Lebreton et al. explain how they quantified the garbage that is currently in the ocean. Their methods are different and help provide justifications for what we hear, see, and believe is happening in the oceans. The report utilizes several methods to quantify the amount of plastic pollution: trawl sampling, aerial sampling, numerical mode formulation, numerical code calibration, and long term analysis. In this paper, you will learn about how these researchers found the numbers they did on ocean plastic pollution, details on how they measured such pollution, and further explanation of what is happening.
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