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January 17, 2021 - The Guardian (UK)

Seagrass 'Neptune balls' sieve millions of plastic particles from water, study finds

Seagrass 'Neptune balls' sieve millions of plastic particles from water, study finds
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Underwater seagrass in coastal areas appear to trap plastic pollution in natural bundles of fibre known as “Neptune balls”, researchers have found.

With no help from humans, the swaying plants – anchored to shallow seabeds – may collect nearly 900m plastic items in the Mediterranean alone every year, a study reported in the journal Scientific Reports said.

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