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Scientists have discovered the first evidence of a "garbage patch" - an accumulation zone of plastic pollution - floating in the South Pacific. The new study marks the first documentation of a defined oceanic garbage patch in the Southern Hemisphere, where little research on marine plastic pollution exists. This proves that plastic pollution isn't just a North Pacific phenomenon but rather a global problem with global implications for marine ecosystems and human health.
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This June, the world's oceans reached almost 63 degrees Fahrenheit, their highest average temperature since record keeping for such data began in the 19th century. And, a new experiment suggests that those balmier waters might mean big changes for the marine food chain. The study reports that phytoplankton - the very foundation of the marine food chain - may have trouble adjusting to rising ocean temperatures.