Rome — The Dr Fridtjof Nansen is plying the waves of the southern Indian Ocean, trawling for trash.

Every time the ship’s scientific crew threw down special nets, they hauled in pieces of plastics, underscoring the risk of dramatic upheavals in marine ecosystems even in one of the world’s least-known and least-visited environments

Source: Plastic pellets everywhere, and diving robot sensors on Environmental XPRT