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A deep-sea trench is a plastic dump — and a biodiversity hotspot

Micro-CT 3D visualization showing a polyp: a rough yellow tube on a black background.

The immobile ‘polyp’ form (pictured) of certain jellyfish has colonized bits of plastic found in a deep-sea rubbish field. Credit: Xikun Song

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Nature 589, 495 (2021)




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