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‘Beyond Drifting’

Mandy Barker has a new photography series out called “Beyond Drifting.” It continues her work documenting trash in the ocean and her study of how this pollution affects the environment. Read the Smithsonian Q&A here and learn more about Barker here. Caption: Phoronilasteri crae (Tricycle wheel). Specimen collected from Whitepoint, Cobh shoreline, Cove of Cork, Ireland. (Photo Credit: Mandy Barker)

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IUCN Report Says Microplastics Make Up 30% of Ocean Trash

Tiny plastic particles washed off household and industrial products could contribute up to 30 percent of the “plastic soup” polluting the world’s oceans and, in many developed countries, are a bigger source of marine plastic pollution than plastic waste, according to a new IUCN report. The report looked at primary microplastics across seven geographical regions. Sources include car tires, synthetic

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