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The Ocean Is Filling Up With ‘Plastic Smog’ | HuffPost

It’s an apt description. Over time, a plastic item in the ocean breaks down into many tiny particles, known as microplastics ― so many, in fact, that if you were to stand on the bottom of the ocean in the middle of a gyre and look up, the water overhead wouldn’t look clear, Eriksen said.“What you’d see are these massive clouds,” Eriksen said. “Clouds of micro- and nano-plastics stuck in the ocean’s gyres.”

Source: The Ocean Is Filling Up With ‘Plastic Smog’ | HuffPost

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