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The general consensus of governmental agencies is that it takes polystyrene thousands of years to fully break down. But a new study shows that it may instead degrade in decades or centuries when exposed to sunlight.
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Exploring the globe-spanning region beneath the sunlit upper ocean where life thrives
Discovering the links between life in our ocean and the search for life beyond Earth
Investigating the fate of microplastics and their impacts on marine life and human health
Searching for corals around the world to help ensure a future for reefs in a warming ocean
The NSF-funded program measures physical, chemical, geological and biological properties from the seafloor to the air-sea interface.