Dominance Of Plastic: Arctic Deep Sea Bed Is Not SparedPosted on October 28, 2012 by DrRossH in Plastic Waste News
The study was prompted by a gut feeling. When looking through our images I got the impression that plastic bags and other litter on the seafloor were seen more frequently in photos from 2011 than in those dating back to earlier years. For this reason I decided to go systematically through all photos from 2002, 2004, 2007, 2008 and 2011,” Melanie Bergmann explains.
Waste can be seen in around one percent of the images from 2002, primarily plastic. In the images from 2011 we made the same discovery on around two percent of the footage. The quantity of waste on the sea bed has therefore doubled,” the scientist says. If we consider the time span between 2007 and 2011 the amount has even risen by an order of magnitude.