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What’s in the Arctic Ocean? Whales, Seals—and Microplastic Pollution

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Microplastics have inundated the most remote reaches of the globe, and polyester fibers from synthetic garments shoulder a large share of the blame, new research has found. Synthetic fibers make up approximately 92 percent of microplastic pollution found in near-surface seawater samples from across the Arctic Ocean, according to a scientific paper published Wednesday in…

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