Studies found that in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, there is one kilogram of plankton for each six kilograms of plastic, causing fish to starve because they eat the plastic instead of the plankton.
Also, scientists studying the North Atlantic Garbage Patch found a high concentration of microbes capable of digesting plastics for energy.
Great article on plastics in the Ocean https://www.quantamagazine.org/on-waste-plastics-at-sea-maria-luiza-pedrotti-finds-unique-microbial-multitudes-20180913/
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