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Here’s all the plastic in the ocean, measured in whales

Super cool study by the 5 Gyres institute! After spending six years sampling the seas, scientists can say that there are AT LEAST of 5.25 trillion pieces of plastic floating on out there. That adds up to about 269,000 TONS of the stuff. Most of that comes from discarded fishing gear — nets and other large debris — but […]

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