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Concentration of Microplastics in Beach Sediments Surrounding Seattle, Washington in the Puget Sound Estuary
Plastic pollution in the marine environment is an increasing concern. Microplastics (0.3-5 mm in size) are of most concern because they cannot be easily spotted, last the longest, and are easily ingested by marine organisms and make their way through the food chain. This study examines the distribution of microplastics found ...