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Oceans May Be Facing a ‘Silent Spring,’ Biologist Warns

Workers with the Scripps Institution of Oceanography collect sea garbage in the Pacific Ocean. Discarded plastics often end up in the ocean, creating coastal pollution that harms marine life and gathers out at sea in what's become known as the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. (AP Photo/ Scripps Institution of Oceanography, Mario Aguilera, File)
Workers with the Scripps Institution of Oceanography collect sea garbage in the Pacific Ocean. Discarded plastics often end up in the ocean, creating coastal pollution that harms marine life and gathers out at sea in what's become known as the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. (AP Photo/ Scripps Institution of Oceanography, Mario Aguilera, File)

One of Canada’s top marine biologists is comparing the harm wrought by the accumulation of plastics in the world’s oceans to the warnings about the...




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