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The Global Plastic Breakdown: How Microplastics Are Shredding Ocean Health

South Carolina Sea Grant scientists are researching the effects of microplastics in coastal environments

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Plastics are found in many common household items, and despite our best efforts to recycle, a good fraction—no one knows how large—becomes litter which can have devastating impacts on coastal ecosystems and the animals that live there. In a new study, South Carolina Sea Grant Consortium scientists are researching the presence and effects of microplastics in coastal environments. 


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