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Tiny Octopus Found Among Pile Of Marine Plastic Trash Off Hawaii

A tiny baby octopus was found among the plastic marine debris collected by scientists while conducting coral reef monitoring. Experts believe it might be a day octopus or a night octopus, and both of those can grow to pretty large sizes.

Animals October 28, 2018

Invasive Species From Japan Reaches Washington Via Tsunami Debris

Officials from Washington's fish and wildlife department warn that debris from the tsunami disaster in Japan continue to be washed ashore in the United States. They believe some of these objects contain different invasive species that could pose a potential threat to the environment.

Earth/Environment June 2, 2015

California bans single-use plastic bags across state

California Gov. Jerry Brown signed a new law that will ban single-use plastic bags in the state. The move aims to solve the state’s issues on litter and environmental degradation.

Society October 2, 2014

Garbage beats humans to the deep seas. Bottles, plastic bags are everywhere, says survey

A new survey indicates that human garbage has reached even the most remote parts of the ocean floor. The results were obtained from a large-scale survey of the ocean floor in European waters.

Earth/Environment May 5, 2014

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