One-third of fish found in two fresh water estuaries have ingested plastics, new research reveals

Microplastics are defined as small pieces of plastic no larger than 5mm in size, that have been broken down by time, and this new research identifies the extent in which it is a threat to marine life. Whilst much attention has been focused on oceanic plastic pollution, this new study explores the impact plastic waste is having on rivers and the fresh water species that inhabit them.

One-third of fish found in two fresh water estuaries have ingested plastics, new research reveals

Microplastics are defined as small pieces of plastic no larger than 5mm in size, that have been broken down by time, and this new research identifies the extent in which it is a threat to marine ...

Wed 10 Oct 18 from Phys.org

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