Obtaining the sediment core
This protocol is extracted from research article:
Multidecadal increase in plastic particles in coastal ocean sediments
Sci Adv, Sep 4, 2019; DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.aax0587

A box core was used to sample sediments from the Santa Barbara Basin off the coast of California in October 2010 during the Scripps Institution of Oceanography Cal-Echoes research cruise (fig. S1), at 34°17.228′N, 120°02.135′W, at a water depth of approximately 580 m. Site 1, the site of the box core MV1012-ST46.9-BC1 (BC1), was chosen as a reoccupation of Ocean Drilling Program Site 893.

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