Bacteria Thrive on Ocean Plastic Debris

Plastic pollution in the ocean is harboring colonies of bacteria that could be harmful, not only to marine animals, but also to humans.
Thoughtless habits and practices – a bottle dropped here, a bag thrown there – are creating garbage dumps in the world’s oceans. The flotilla of debris moves with the currents and harms fish and marine mammals that either ingest or get entangled in it.

But for some organisms, it’s home. Scientists have discovered a wide diversity of …

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