Microplastics found in every dolphin, whale, seal tested in U.K. study
All of the dolphins, whales and seals examined in a new U.K. study had ingested microplastics, said researchers at the University of Exeter.
Of all the different fibres and fragments found in 50 marine mammals studied, the most prevalent type was blue or black nylon, according to the research published in Scientific Reports.
“It’s shocking -- but not surprising,” lead author Sarah Nelms, of the University of Exeter and Plymouth Marine Laboratory, said in a statement.
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