Sunday, 15 September 2019

Tampa Bay's Water Is Home to More Than 4 Billion Bits of Microplastic, Study Finds

Tampa Bay's Water Is Home to More Than 4 Billion Bits of Microplastic, Study Finds

There are at least 4 billion bits of microplastic floating in Tampa Bay, according to a new study published in Marine Pollution Bulletin. It can be hard to quantify just how much pollution there is in any given place, since it’s so omnipresent. But the study by Florida researchers appears to provide a horrifying, if round, figure for this specific harbor.

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