A river of garbage was reportedly discovered over in the upper Thames Estuary in London, something that some scientists stumbled upon when they were studying Chinese mitten crabs.
As most, the garbage stand to be harmful to marine inhabitants and could extend as far as the North Sea where Thames empties into.
Using the same net in the last three months, scientists collected streams of garbage, mostly plastic-based. That included cigarette packing, food wrappers and plastic cups, summing up to about 8,000 pieces of trash removed in the three month span.
Sadly, the pieces collected are only a fraction of the plastic refuse that lurks below the surface. Results from the study were published in the Marine Pollution Bulletin.