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- Mincer, Tracy J, et al. Show all 8 Authors
- Frontiers in ecology and the environment 2015 v.13 no.10 pp. 541-546
- bacterial communities; basins; biogeography; coastal water; islands; issues and policy; marine ecosystems; oceans; plastics; sequence analysis; species diversity
- ... Microplastics (particles less than 5 mm) numerically dominate marine debris and occur from coastal waters to mid‐ocean gyres, where surface circulation concentrates them. Given the prevalence of plastic marine debris (PMD) and the rise in plastic production, the impacts of plastic on marine ecosystems will likely increase. Microscopic life (the “Plastisphere”) thrives on these tiny floating “islan ...