Scientists found plastic deep inside the coral and worried the substance could hurt the creature's ability to digest normal food.
Humans are throwing enough plastic into the world's oceans to cover Manhattan in coffee stirrers and plastic bags, 34 times over.
Expecting to see huge volumes of plastic in the world's oceans, a team of researchers finds otherwise.
Plastic into the world's oceans threatens marine life, tourism and fisheries, the United Nations warned Monday.
The plastic-dwellers appear to be biodegrading the millions of tonnes of debris floating on waters worldwide, according to oceanographers.
You've likely heard of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch -- two enormous bodies of trash trapped in a swirling confluence of currents. The Pacific patch has gotten a lot of press this year from the planned expedition of banking heir David de Rothschild aboard a plastic craft. There's also t...
The Great North Atlantic Garbage Patch is located in the Sargasso Sea.