Plastic debris at ‘Garbage Patch’ colonized by coastal species
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COURTESY OCEAN CLEANUP
Matthias Egger of The Ocean Cleanup inspects floating plastics he collected in collaboration with the “FloatEco” project during the 2018 expedition in the North Pacific Gyre.
OCEAN CLEANUP / SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION
Coastal podded hydroid Aglaophenia pluma and open-ocean gooseneck barnacles Lepas were living on plastic collected in the North Pacific Gyre.
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