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Microplastics are in the soils of even the remotest places

Tuesday 30 Jun 20 12:00pm

KING GEORGE†Island, the largest of the South Shetland Islands, lies 120km, about a dayís sail off the northernmost tip of Antarctica. Itís a rugged place Ė home to seals, penguins, a few scientific bases and not much else. Though the climate is mild compared to the mainland, temperatures still barely reach above freezing in the summer months and the island is almost entirely covered in ice. If microplastics can enter the food web here, they can probably do so almost anywhere on earth.

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