Examples of marine debris observed on Davidson Seamount,

off the coast of Central California:

(a.) a plastic bag on top of a sponge limits the ability of the sponge to filter food from the water 

(b.) an Olympia beer can was found at 8,589 feet

(c.) a Coca-Cola bottle, that originated in South Korea, was likely lost off an oil tanker or container ship

(d.) a communications cable, of unknown origin, is visible in the lower part of this image. 

  • Credit: NOAA/MBARI (copied from DeVogelaere et al. 2014) 

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