France, Marine, Environment
Preventing “oceans of plastic soup” Approximately 8 million metric tons of plastic waste washes off land into the ocean each year. Bottle caps, toothbrushes, tiny plastic fragments, filaments, pellets, film and resin float about in the water columns.
Gasping for oxygen In 2010, nearly two tons of fish was found dead due to lack of oxygen on the coastal line of the Romanian Black Sea. Oxygen depletion , or hypoxia , occurring in the water is thought to be responsible.