Research ArticleWATER POLLUTION

The Arctic Ocean as a dead end for floating plastics in the North Atlantic branch of the Thermohaline Circulation

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Science Advances  19 Apr 2017:
Vol. 3, no. 4, e1600582
DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.1600582

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vol. 3 no. 4

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  • Received for publication 18 March 2016.
  • Accepted for publication 31 March 2017.

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  1. Andrés Cózar1,*,
  2. Elisa Martí1,
  3. Carlos M. Duarte2,3,
  4. Juan García-de-Lomas1,
  5. Erik van Sebille4,5,
  6. Thomas J. Ballatore6,7,
  7. Victor M. Eguíluz8,
  8. J. Ignacio González-Gordillo1,
  9. Maria L. Pedrotti9,
  10. Fidel Echevarría1,
  11. Romain Troublè10 and
  12. Xabier Irigoien11,12
  1. 1Departamento de Biología, Facultad de Ciencias del Mar y Ambientales, Universidad de Cádiz, Campus de Excelencia Internacional del Mar, E-11510 Puerto Real, Spain.
  2. 2King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Red Sea Research Center, Thuwal 23955-6900, Saudi Arabia.
  3. 3Arctic Research Centre, Department of Bioscience, Aarhus University, C.F. Møllers Allé 8, DK-8000 Århus C, Denmark.
  4. 4Grantham Institute and Department of Physics, Imperial College London, London, U.K.
  5. 5Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Research, Utrecht University, 3584 CC Utrecht, Netherlands.
  6. 6Lake Basin Action Network, Moriyama 524-0063, Japan.
  7. 7John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA.
  8. 8Instituto de Física Interdisciplinar y Sistemas Complejos (CSIC-UIB), E-07122 Palma de Mallorca, Spain.
  9. 9Sorbonne Universités, UPMC Universitè Paris 06, CNRS UMR 7076, Laboratoire d’oceanographie de Villefranche, Villefranque-sur-mer, France.
  10. 10Tara Expéditions, 75004 Paris, France.
  11. 11AZTI–Marine Research, Herrera Kaia, Portualdea z/g, 20110 Pasaia (Gipuzkoa), Spain.
  12. 12IKERBASQUE, Basque Foundation for Science, Bilbao, Spain.
  1. *Corresponding author. Email: andres.cozar{at}uca.es

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