Waters off B.C. coast awash in plastic particles, says head of new ocean pollution program

Larry Pynn | Vancouver Sun | February 19, 2014

VANCOUVER - Water samples from off the B.C. coast have found up to about 9,200 particles of plastic per cubic metre, the director of a new ocean pollution program at the Vancouver Aquarium said Tuesday…

“There is extensive contamination of sea water by microplastics,” confirmed Peter Ross, a former research scientist with the federal Institute of Ocean Sciences in Sidney on Vancouver Island.