Saturday, 17 February 2018

High levels of microplastics found in Northwest Atlantic fish



ScienceDaily
An Atlantic sturgeon. US Fish & Wildlife Service.
New study finds microplastics in the stomachs of 73 percent of mesopelagic (medium-depth) fish caught in the Northwest Atlantic -- one of the highest levels globally. More here.

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