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Giant plankton eat and transport plastic through the ocean

Giant larvaceans -- bizarre and beautiful zooplankton -- can transport ocean plastic and may introduce it into the food chain. Continue reading ? The post Giant plankton eat and transport plastic through the ocean appeared first on PBS NewsHour.
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