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The water where baby fish are outnumbered 7 to 1 by plastic

Beach debris found on a 200ft (60m) stretch of a Windward Shore beach on the island of Oahu in Waikane, Hawaii. Image: REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

Johnny Wood

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For every fish dwelling in Hawaii’s surface slicks there are seven plastic fragments.
Ocean slicks - a perfect nursery habitat for larval fish Image: PNAS

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Economic damage from plastic pollution costs $13 billion annually. Image: Reuters/Eduardo Munoz
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