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Ocean seagrass ‘Neptune balls’ trap plastic waste, World News & Top Stories – The Straits Times

PARIS (AFP) – Underwater seagrass in coastal areas appear to trap bits of plastic in natural bundles of fibre known as “Neptune balls”, researchers said on Thursday…

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PARIS (AFP) – Underwater seagrass in coastal areas appear to trap bits of plastic in natural bundles of fibre known as “Neptune balls”, researchers said on Thursday (Jan 14).
With no help from humans, the swaying plants – anchored to shallow seabeds – may collect nearly 900 million plastic items in the Mediterranean alone every year, they reported in the journal Scientific Reports.
“We show that plastic debris in the seafloor can be trapped in seagrass remains, eventually leaving the marine environment…

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