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Max McClorey, crew member aboard Sea Education Association's brigantine Robert C. Seamans, watches as a "one meter net" is deployed as the ship sails 10 miles offshore from Point Loma in San Diego to conduct research into a new ecosystem known as the "plastisphere."

Max McClorey, crew member aboard Sea Education Association's brigantine Robert C. Seamans, watches as a "one meter net" is deployed as the ship sails 10 miles offshore from Point Loma in San Diego to conduct research into a new ecosystem known as the "plastisphere."Bob Chamberlin / Los Angeles Times
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