Sea creatures at bottom of world's deepest point have eaten plastic
Scientists have discovered species of creatures making its home inside the giant Pacific Ocean rubbish patch, and it proves that life will find a way of flourishing just about anywhere.
The zone in the northeastern Pacific is one of the most polluted areas in our seas. It consists of millions of pieces of garbage, often tiny in size, which have been pushed together over time due to ocean currents.
A new study has taken a closer look at the rubbish samples and found that the region, found between California and Hawaii, has become a surprising hub of marine life.
The research studied items of garbage and found 37 kinds of invertebrates living there. In fact, two thirds of the rubbish studied contained evidence of life.