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Deepest Place on Earth Contains 'Extraordinary' Pollution Levels

Original story at news.nationalgeographic.com• 10 mentions • 1 month ago

news.nationalgeographic.com 1 month ago

 
In a surprise finding, scientists say the amount of pollutants in the Pacific Ocean’s Mariana Trench—one of the most remote locations on Earth—is so high that it outpaces the amounts found in a heavily polluted Chinese river. Crustaceans that live in the trench, which extends 36,000 feet (11,000 meters) below sea level, were captured by a robotic submarine. In the journal Nature, Ecology & Evolution, scientists reported that they found 50 times more pollutants in those crustaceans than in crabs from paddy fields fed by the Liaohe River, one of the most polluted rivers in China. The chemicals discovered by ...
 
 
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16 Feb
Greenpeace @Greenpeace
Nowhere on Earth is remote enough to avoid human-made pollution https://t.co/UyThnEUBTz https://t.co/9UZ3UYTBO1
15 Feb
Jade Dutch Ⓥ @veganjade
Deepest Place on Earth Contains 'Extraordinary' Pollution Levels https://t.co/iWUa50ubff via @NatGeo
15 Feb
Kathleen ReddyGuidry @kmreddy
RT @ChelseaClinton: Horrified to learn of the high pollution levels found in the deepest parts of the ocean: https://t.co/ocK9h0zwcI
15 Feb
Susan McPherson @susanmcp1
Tragic! Deepest Place on Earth in Our #Ocean Contains 'Extraordinary' Pollution Levels #greenbiz17 https://t.co/RJPFlU15jn
15 Feb
Michael Okuda @MikeOkuda
RT @ChelseaClinton: Horrified to learn of the high pollution levels found in the deepest parts of the ocean: https://t.co/ocK9h0zwcI
15 Feb
Angelo Villagomez @taotaotasi
RT @ChelseaClinton: Horrified to learn of the high pollution levels found in the deepest parts of the ocean: https://t.co/ocK9h0zwcI
15 Feb
Chelsea Clinton @ChelseaClinton
Horrified to learn of the high pollution levels found in the deepest parts of the ocean: https://t.co/ocK9h0zwcI
15 Feb
Michael F Ozaki MD @brontyman
Deepest Place on Earth Contains 'Extraordinary' Pollution Levels - National Geographic https://t.co/WiwLf78azP
15 Feb
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Deepest Place on Earth Contains 'Extraordinary' Pollution Levels https://t.co/mmWLlIMVDj
15 Feb
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Deepest Place on Earth Contains 'Extraordinary' Pollution Levels https://t.co/ADE83doQok