A sea of plastic along Spain’s Mediterranean coastline

A sea of plastic along Spain’s Mediterranean coastline

The 5th International Symposium on Marine Sciences was held during this 20-22 July at Alicante University.

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300 participants discussed the effects of marine plastic pollution, mining and climate change.

During this event, Andrés Cózar explained : “When we compared the measurements in the Mediterranean with the ones we took in each one of the gyres, including the much-discussed North Pacific Gyre, we saw that the average concentrations were similar to those in the Mediterranean".