Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute
Press Room
4 June 2013

Images related to the MBARI News Release
MBARI research shows where trash accumulates in the deep sea

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tire on seafloor

A discarded tire sits on a ledge 868 meters (2,850 feet) below the ocean surface in Monterey Canyon.
Image credit: © 2009 MBARI.


tire on seafloor

Deep-sea currents wrapped this plastic bag around a deep-sea gorgonian coral 2,115 meters (almost 7,000 feet) below the ocean surface in Astoria Canyon, off the Coast of Oregon.
Image credit: © 2006 MBARI.


tire on seafloor

This 55-gallon drum was observed on seafloor at 2,892 meters (9,488 feet) depth in the outer reaches of Monterey Canyon.
Image credit: © 2007 MBARI.


tire on seafloor

This Coke bottle with Asian lettering was observed at Davidson Seamount, 60 miles offshore and 1,727 meters (5,666 feet) below the ocean surface.
© 2006 MBARI/NOAA.


tire on seafloor

This crab trap was found in Astoria Canyon, off the coast of Oregon, at a depth of 1,091 meters (3,580 feet).
Image credit: © 2006 MBARI.


tire on seafloor

A young rockfish hides in a discarded shoe 472 meters (1,548 feet) deep in San Gabriel Canyon, off Southern California
Image credit: © 2010 MBARI.


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