Freshwater fish are also ingesting microplastics

(10/10/18)

A team of researchers studying the extent of plastic pollution in the UK has found that one third of fish living in two freshwater estuaries have ingested microplastics.

These scientists, from Royal Holloway, University of London, University of the West of Scotland and The Natural History Museum, have identified the extent in which it is a threat to marine life and explain that while much attention has been focused on oceanic plastic pollution, this new study explores the impact plastic waste is having on rivers and the freshwater species that inhabit them.

The research examining both upper and lower water species in the Thames Estuary and Firth of Clyde concludes that, out of the 876 fish and shrimp examined.....................................


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