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StartNASAThe Nice Pacific Rubbish Patch is full of floating life

The Nice Pacific Rubbish Patch is full of floating life


Stunning floating organisms known as neuston are gathered up by the identical ocean currents as plastic air pollution, they usually could also be endangered by clean-up efforts



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16 Could 2022

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A blue button jellyfish

Denis Riek

The Nice Pacific Rubbish Patch is teeming with delicate organisms known as neuston that look like swept up by the identical ocean currents as plastic air pollution. The discovering means that efforts to entice and take away plastic from this space might by chance take away these creatures as properly.

Neuston are organisms that float on the ocean floor. They embody a variety of species, together with blue sea dragons (Glaucus atlanticus), violet snails (Janthina janthina), blue button jellyfish (Porpita porpita) and by-the-wind sailors (Velella velella).

Regardless of their magnificence, neuston …

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