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The World’s Oceans Are Overflowing With Plastics Pollution

Researchers estimate that between 4.8-12.7 million metric tons of plastic leaked into the ocean in 2010.

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Plastics at Sea

Scientists are trying to understand what goes on in and around floating patches of plastic debris in the world's oceans.Scientists are trying to understand what goes on in and around floating patches of plastic debris in the world's oceans.

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How Humpbacks Hunt With Bubbles

Humpback whales blow bubbles around schools of fish to concentrate them for easier capture. It's called a bubble net, says David Wiley, research coordinator for Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary, and it's visible as a ring of bubbles at the surface. Now, with underwater digital tracking tags and custom visualization software, whale researchers can see what the whales are doing underwater when they're bubble-netting.

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