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Press release: Study demonstrates how microplastic particles differ across the Atlantic Ocean

The study was conducted by researchers from the University of Plymouth, Mercator Ocean International, and eXXpedition, with samples collected during eXXpedition's pioneering all-women Round the World sailing mission.

November 22, 2022

The waters of the North Atlantic gyre contain significantly greater quantities of plastic – composed of polymers arising from packaging, rope, and paint particles – than other areas of the open ocean, according to new research.

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