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Scientists Discover Thriving Colonies of Microbes in Ocean "Plastisphere"


June 27, 2013

suctorian ciliate covered with symbiotic bacteria Scientists have discovered a diverse multitude of microbes colonizing and thriving on flecks of plastic that have polluted the oceans--a vast new human-made flotilla of microbial communities that they have dubbed the "plastisphere." Full Story

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Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

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