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.