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Abundance of microplastics in the world's deep seas

Academics / General Science : ScienceDaily: Science Society

Around four billion minute fibers could be littering each square kilometer of some of the world's deep seas, according to a new study.

Microplastic: The McDonald’s of the Sea for Young Fish

Lifestyle / Green Living : Triple Pundit

At least one species of young fish can actually become hooked on eating microplastics in the sea, researchers say, likening it to teenagers getting hooked on fast food.

Microplastics discovered in the deep, open ocean

Academics / General Science : ScienceDaily: Science Society

A unique study will provide valuable new insights into the concentrations of microplastics in the open ocean from surface to the sea bed, say scientists.

First evidence of deep-sea animals ingesting microplastics

Issues & Causes / Environmentalism : Physorg: Earth

Scientists working in the mid-Atlantic and south-west Indian Ocean have found evidence of microfibers ingested by deep sea animals including hermit crabs, squat lobsters and sea cucumbers, revealing for the first time the environmen...

Deep-Sea Animals Found To Now Be Ingesting Microplastics, Research Shows

Issues & Causes / Environmentalism : Planetsave

Even deep sea animals, such as sea cucumbers, hermit crabs, and squat lobsters, are now ingesting microplastics pollution, according to a new study from Bristol and Oxford universities. The findings are the result of work down by re...


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