Deep-Sea Dump: ROVs Expose Trashed Ocean Floor

June 6, 2013 1:33 AM

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Think all those tires, bags, shoes and bottles discarded into the ocean somehow make it back to land?

Instead of washing ashore, much of what we throw in the ocean stays there, slowly sinking to the bottom, releasing pollutants into the water, wrapping around corals, or, in some cases, becoming part of a critter-covered landscape. In the deep sea, low oxygen levels, scarce sunlight, and freezing wat...

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