Plastic particles can already be found in many sea and ocean animals
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A research study provided scientists with a shocking discovery: microplastics were found in all the marine animals involved in the study!

The scientists investigated dolphins, seals, and whales, from British waters, in total 50 different animals. All of them contained plastic particles in their bodies. The sources of the contaminants include clothes, fishing nets, toothbrushes, food packaging, and plastic bottles.

“We don’t yet know what effects the microplastics, or the chemicals on and in them, might have on marine mammals,” the researchers said. However, one thing is certain: we must take action to reduce the amount of plastic waste released to our seas and maintain clean, oceans for future generations.

Read the full story: University of Exeter
Scientific publication: Scientific Reports