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Biologists have found large amounts of microplastic pollution in ocean sediments of Australia’s south-east coast in a recent study.

The research was conducted by the Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies at the University of Tasmania that sampled areas from Sydney Harbour, the coast of south of Adelaide, to Tasmania’s east coast.

The new study was among the first in Australia to examine the sedimentary problem, taking samples to a depth of 10 centimetres.

Similar concentrations of microplastics were found in both major capital cities and urban areas.

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Friday, July 14 2017
Produced By Sunita Osborne
Featured in storyLouise Tosetto - PHD candidate of Marine Ecology at Macquarie UniversityDr Scott Ling - Marine ecologist for the Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies at the University of TasmaniaDr Jennifer Lavers - Research Scientist at the Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies
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