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Plastic currents

Discarded plastic moving around the ocean – on the surface, in the water column and on the sea floor – sometimes comes to rest. The geographical distribution of marine plastic debris is strongly influenced by the entry points and the different transport pathways, which are in turn determined by the density of plastic debris coupled with prevailing currents, wind and waves (Rech et al., 2014). For any form of publication, please include the link to this page: www.grida.no/resources/6913

Year: 2016

From collection: Marine Litter Vital Graphics

Cartographer: Maphoto/Riccardo Pravettoni

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