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(Phys Org2)   Old 'n busted prediction: "plastics." New maritime reality: "neopelagics"   (phys.org) divider line
    More: Interesting, Great Pacific Garbage Patch, Pacific Ocean, Marine debris, Coastal plants, plastic pollution, open ocean, Ocean, new way  
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508 clicks; posted to STEM » on 02 Dec 2021 at 12:59 PM (6 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2021-12-02 12:42:48 PM  
Free real estate if you are a microorganism 🦠
 
2021-12-02 1:08:19 PM  

AlgaeRancher: Free real estate if you are a microorganism 🦠


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2021-12-02 1:12:38 PM  
"The issues of plastic go beyond just ingestion and entanglement," said Linsey Haram

Don't EVER travel to the Middle East, Linsey.
 
2021-12-02 1:32:13 PM  
Garbage Island is just a name, it's actually a peninsula
 
2021-12-02 1:36:54 PM  
Oh, that's great!
wait, not great.
 
2021-12-02 1:43:36 PM  
Life, uh, finds a way.
 
2021-12-02 2:41:36 PM  

xanadian: Life, uh, finds a way.


This has never happened before with trees nor coconuts.
 
2021-12-02 2:54:03 PM  

WelldeadLink: xanadian: Life, uh, finds a way.

This has never happened before with trees nor coconuts.


Well, the coconuts at least get some help from migrating swallows.
 
2021-12-02 3:15:33 PM  
It's not a new environment for most of those critters. Anyone else remember the Sargasso Sea? It's a gyre that would fill with floating debris, like seaweed and drift wood and really small rocks and Spanish galleons ripe with silver but becalmed like a fat man after destroying the buffet.
 
2021-12-02 3:20:08 PM  

wildcardjack: It's not a new environment for most of those critters. Anyone else remember the Sargasso Sea? It's a gyre that would fill with floating debris, like seaweed and drift wood and really small rocks and Spanish galleons ripe with silver but becalmed like a fat man after destroying the buffet.


Yes, but these are Stranger Tides.
 
2021-12-02 3:22:50 PM  

wildcardjack: It's not a new environment for most of those critters. Anyone else remember the Sargasso Sea? It's a gyre that would fill with floating debris, like seaweed and drift wood and really small rocks and Spanish galleons ripe with silver but becalmed like a fat man after destroying the buffet.


When I came here, I never expected the Spanish acquisition.
 
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