Apr 24, 2018 ... Despite the scant knowledge of Arctic ecosystems, the trend towards thinner sea ice and ice-free summers in the future has already stimulated increasing exploitation of its ... Particles
Apr 24, 2018 ... The ice samples from five regions throughout the Arctic Ocean contained up to 12,000 microplastic particles per litre of sea ice. ... In order to determine the exact amount and distribution of microplastic in the sea ice, the AWI researchers were the first to analyse the ice cores layer by layer using a Fourier ...
Apr 24, 2018 ... Experts have recently found higher amounts of microplastic in arctic sea ice than ever before. However, the ... in Arctic sea ice. The composition and layering of plastic particles found in sea ice reveal their regions of origin ... The new study has just been released in the journal Nature Communications.
Arctic sea ice is packed with huge amounts of tiny plastic particles. Environment · Nick Lavars. April 25th, 2018. 13 pictures. Samples of Arctic sea ice have been found to contain up to 12,000 particles per liter. View gallery - 13 images. The insidious spread of microplastics through our environment is something that we ...

Plastic pollution: Arctic sea ice contains huge quantity of ...

Apr 24, 2018 ... Scientists have found an unprecedented number of microplastics frozen in Arctic sea ice, demonstrating the alarming extent to which they are pervading marine environments. Analysis of ice cores from across the region found levels of the pollution were up to three times higher than previously thought.
Apr 24, 2018 ... Researchers took Arctic ice samples that reveal record concentrations of microplastics. A plastic planet. While a study in 2014 showed evidence of microplastic in Arctic sea ice after individual samples were taken, this is the first time infrared imaging has been used at the source to analyze entire areas of ice ...
Apr 24, 2018 ... Scientists found the ice contained up to 12000 microplastic particles per liter. ... In addition, they found that this ice transports microplastics across the region and can act as a temporary trap for them, with the potential for large quantities to be released into the oceans as sea ice melts. Microplastics are tiny ...

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