Seagrass that collects plastic

Published by Alice C on 2021-01-21 in Eco
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As we know, the pollution of the ocean is becoming a bigger problem as every second goes by. Scientists are trying to find solutions but it seems pretty difficult to find a way to collect all that plastic that we throw in the water. What if I told you that mother nature has a solution for that too. It seems that a certain type of seagrass, called Neptune Ball, could actually be capable of collecting plastic making the water safer for everything that lives in it. Some studies already show that it has been able to attract nearly 9000m plastic items in the Mediterranean alone every year. Isn't it that amazing?

If you want to know more on the scientific side, I suggest you to read this article.
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Illustration by Gabriela