Striking photos reveal plastic and plankton side-by-side
PHOTOGRAPH BY DAVID LIITTSCHWAGER PHOTOGRAPHED AT A TEMPORARY FIELD LABORATORY, NOAA PACIFIC ISLANDS FISHERIES SCIENCE CENTER, KAILUA KONA, HI
Published by National Geographic
Marine life, like this filefish, and tiny bits of plastic were collected in a sample of ocean surface water off the coast of Kiholo, Hawaii. Based on its size, NOAA scientists estimate the fish is approximately 50 days old.