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An Incredible Amount of Marine Debris Collects on Midway Atoll
"Yesterday, the NOAA-CREP marine debris team finished up sorting and tallying all the debris that they removed from Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge. Out of the 15,602 lbs of derelict fishing gear and plastics collected in 8 operational days, the final tally is as follows: 6651 plastic fragments, 1468 beverage bottles, 872 other bottles or containers, 4457 bottle caps, 540 cigarette lighters, 1654 small nets/fragments...." - excerpt from post on NOAA Coral Reef Ecosystem Facebook page.
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