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Tiny isopods not affected by ocean microplastics

Tiny isopods not affected by ocean microplastics

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Plastic garbage dumped into the ocean breaks down and often becomes ingested by marine organisms. This 21st century waste phenomenon has been found to negatively impact and even kill birds...

Latest Microplastics Stories

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.

Plastic Waste A Hazard For Subalpine Lakes
2013-10-07 13:42:37

Many subalpine lakes may look beautiful and even pristine, but new evidence suggests they may also be contaminated with potentially hazardous plastics.

Microscopic Plastic Particles Found Throughout The Great Lakes
2013-09-02 08:24:52

The Great Lakes, the largest source of fresh water in the world, may not be so fresh anymore. That’s according to researchers with the University of Wisconsin-Superior, who, for the second year in a row, have found plastic particles in the Great Lakes.

2013-05-29 09:44:09

EPFL researchers have detected microplastic pollution in one of Western Europe's largest lakes, Lake Geneva, in large enough quantities to raise concern.


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