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Thursday, 16 May 2019

Plastic Waste Discovered Deep In The Ocean

At several thousand meters below the surface of the water, what looks like plastic debris was observed. The explorer Victor Vescovo asks that this pollution be circumscribed.

The diving record was broken. Victor Vescovo's submersible descended to nearly 11,000 meters deep in the Marianas Trench in the middle of the Pacific. A victory that was quickly exhausted by the sad discovery of the explorer. Indeed, in the middle of the lunar landscape formed by ocean floors, the team of divers observed "a plastic bag" and "candy wrappers". Evidence that human activities affect the most remote areas of the world.

Pollution without limits

"It's not a big waste collection basin, although it seems to be treated as such," says Victor Vescovo. The diver demands that pollution control be increased to put an end to this erosion whose boundaries are no longer discernible. Since this waste has been sighted, the scientists of the expedition are trying to find out if the abyssal species are also affected by such discards.

According to an estimate of 2014, more than 5000 billion pieces of plastic would float in the oceans

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