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Besseling 2015 - Figure 1

Tiny plastic pieces accumulate in a huge marine filter-feeder

Lis Henderson

Scientists find microplastic pieces in the intestines of a baleen whale for the first time.

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Capitol Hill Ocean Week 2015 Highlights
Capitol Hill Ocean Week 2015 Highlights

Capitol Hill Ocean Week (CHOW) is an annual event in Washington, D.C. that brings together a wide range of leaders a to discuss ocean science, policy and management. In case you missed it, read this for highlights!

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 Cold Maine waters harbor some pretty vibrant flora #oceanbitesorg  What better way to say happy #worldoceansday than with another weird and wonderful animal? We found these bubble snails a week and a half ago out at sea in Guaymas Basin, floating on the surface. They blow bubbles out of their shell in order to stay afloat on the surface of the water. #rvoceanus #cruisin #oceanbitesorg

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