Wind Pushes Plastics Deeper Into Oceans, Driving Trash Estimates Up

Wednesday, April 25, 2012 - 15:30 in Earth & Climate

Decades of research into how much plastic litters the ocean, conducted by skimming only the surface, may in some cases vastly underestimate the true amount of plastic debris, according to a University of Washington oceanographer publishing in Geophysical Research Letters.

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