Pacific Ocean http://kplu.org en Study: Plastic in Pacific Ocean increased 100-fold in 40 years http://kplu.org/post/study-plastic-pacific-ocean-increased-100-fold-40-years The amount of plastic debris in the part of the Pacific Ocean known as the "Great Pacific Garbage Patch" has grown 100-fold in the past 40 years.<p>In a paper published today by the journal <em>Biology Letters</em>, scientists from Scripps Institution of Oceanography report that most of that plastic has degraded into pieces no bigger than a fingernail. Wed, 09 May 2012 18:56:40 +0000 4967 at http://kplu.org Study: Plastic in Pacific Ocean increased 100-fold in 40 years