Microplastics found in stomachs of deep sea creatures – study
Fonte: Sky News
The findings of a new study show that plastic pollution is contaminating the very deepest reaches of the oceans.
Plastic has been found in the stomachs of the deepest marine organisms known to exist, according to a scientific study.
The findings in the Royal Society Open Science paper “illustrates that microplastic contaminants occur in the very deepest reaches of the oceans”.
Researchers from the University of Newcastle detected the presence of ingested microplastics in the guts of creatures called Lysianassoidea amphipods.
The organisms were located in six deep ocean trenches from around the Pacific Rim, including Japan and Peru-Chile, at depths ranging from 7,000m (22,966ft) to 10,890m (35,728ft).
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