While deep-ocean exploration is responsible for ground-breaking discoveries, it is also unmasking the true scale of our impacts in the deep ocean. Marine debris is a growing problem and a new study has shown that even unexplored, remote, and protected areas of the central and western Pacific deep ocean are not immune from our touch.
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