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Ocean Confetti!

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Published on May 10, 2014

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References

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Barnes, D. K., Galgani, F., Thompson, R. C., & Barlaz, M. (2009). Accumulation and fragmentation of plastic debris in global environments.Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences,364(1526), 1985-1998. http://rstb.royalsocietypublishing.or...

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Cole, M., Lindeque, P., Halsband, C., & Galloway, T. S. (2011). Microplastics as contaminants in the marine environment: a review. Marine Pollution Bulletin,62(12), 2588-2597. ftp://lakeerie.ohiodnr.com/Wildlife/Fairport_Fish/gorman/Plastics/Cole_ea_2011_Review.pdf

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Image credits

Hydration Bottles
Photo by: Flickr user Rubbermaid Products
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Sandbox and Beach Toys
Photo by: Black Market
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Plastics
Photo by: Montgomery Cty Division of Solid Waste Services
https://www.flickr.com/photos/mcrecyc...

Plastics Cups
Photo by: Montgomery Cty Division of Solid Waste Services
https://www.flickr.com/photos/mcrecyc...

Plastic Bottle
Photo by: Flickr User PUMP AID
https://www.flickr.com/photos/worldwa...

Chinese Plastic Toys
Photo by: Wikimedia user Fotokannan
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Fil...

Playground slide
Flickr user ttarasiuk
https://www.flickr.com/photos/tara_si...

Recycled Water Bottles
Steven Depolo
https://www.flickr.com/photos/stevend...

Sea with Garbage Dump
Photo by: Adam Jones
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Fil...

Albatross Plastic
Chris Jordan / USFWS Headquarters
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Alb...

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