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Monterey Microplastic

Jun 07, 2019

The New Pollution: Monterey Bay is Swimming in Microplastic:  “Monterey Bay — long considered an environmental success story–is now facing a new threat: tiny particles of plastic.  And scientists are finding that it’s far worse than they suspected.  The bay is a national marine sanctuary, a place where environmental protections and sustainable fishing have transformed what was once a stew of dumped waste products from local sardine canneries.  Long gone is the industrial filth that John Steinbeck described in his Depression-era novel Cannery Row. Now, the bay is cleaned up and home to seals, otters, and the occasional humpback whale. ... ”  Read more from KQED here: The New Pollution: Monterey Bay is Swimming in Microplastic