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Feb. 13, 2015

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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Aug. 20, 2010

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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\tWith its heavy outer shell, weak vision, and primitive brain, the nautilus lacks much of the excitement of the more flashy and cunning cephalopods. Yet a series of experiments by evolutionary biologists Dr. Jennifer Basil and Robyn Crook involving fish juice, blue lights, and mazes dispels the notion that this ancient species is incapable of basic learning and throws into question the origins of cephalopods' intellectual prowess.

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