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corals eat plastic
2015-02-25 14:22:12

With the world’s oceans becoming choked with plastic, it's easy to see that it's probably not a good thing. And when scientists in Australia found that corals on the Great Barrier Reef readily eat micro-plastic pollution, they were concerned. The reef is already threatened by the effects of climate change, problems from land-based run-offs, fishing, and expanding coastal development.

marine isopods
2014-12-22 11:43:10

Plastic garbage dumped into the ocean breaks down and often becomes ingested by marine organisms.

plastic sea trash
2014-12-19 15:31:39

Not where you think it'd be...

ocean trash
2014-12-11 08:06:55

More than five trillion pieces of plastic garbage weighing a combined 269,000 tons are currently polluting the world’s oceans, according to the authors of a new paper published Wednesday in the open-access journal PLOS ONE.

Microplastics Worse For Crabs And Other Marine Life Than Previously Thought
2014-07-22 03:43:32

The tiny plastic particles polluting our seas are not only orally ingested by marine creatures, but also enter their systems through their gills, according to a new study led by the University of Exeter.

Concern About 'Microplastics' In The Ocean Expressed By Leading Scientists
2014-07-11 03:06:59

Microplastics – microscopic particles of plastic debris – are of increasing concern because of their widespread presence in the oceans and the potential physical and toxicological risks they pose to organisms.

2014-07-10 23:01:49

Widespread presence of Microplastics in the oceans pose potential physical and toxicological risks. Woods Hole, MA (PRWEB) July 10, 2014 Microplastics

Malaspina Expedition Finds World's Oceans Littered With Microplastics
2014-07-01 11:18:07

The result of a 2010 ocean voyage around the world, a new study has found evidence of tiny “microplastics” in five large accumulations across the world, accumulations which match the five large open-ocean currents called gyres.

Microplastics Poison Marine Ecosystems
2013-12-03 11:11:00

According to new studies, marine lugworms and other sea creatures are exposed to harmful chemicals when they ingest tiny bits of marine plastic.


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