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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.

continue at... [ctvnews.ca]

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In the early spring Canatara Beach, Sarnia Ontario, has a row of micro plastic 2 - 3 feet wide and about a foot deep, mixed in with weeds and other trash that Lake Huron barfed up the whole length the the beach. It is shocking to see.

Holiday Level 7 Jan 31, 2019
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I hate to bring it to your attention but we all have plastic in us.

oldFloyd Level 7 Jan 31, 2019
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Oh, well then, fuck the world, by all means.

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I don’t think it was appropriate to do invasive testing on dozens of dolphins
They didn’t ask for it

Antidronefreeman Level 8 Jan 31, 2019
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The base of the food chain are the micro biome that all life rests upon. Their consumption/absorbtion of quantum plastic has not been considered in measure. As we near the precipice of catastrophe, no spawn of mine remains to carry on, to carry on. Seems ":fleece" is one of the major culprits from all of the laundry we do & recycle plastic into fleece.

Countrywoman Level 8 Jan 31, 2019
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Not surprising at all. We live in a society full of assholes who are pissed off when they have to bring their own reusable bags to the grocery store.

Gooniesnvrdie Level 7 Jan 31, 2019
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Wonder when women will began having plastic bubble babies.....and how soon it will be the number one cause of death, and will plants survive?

HankSherman Level 7 Jan 31, 2019
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When governments get together, with their bright ideas, and ban and criminalize things like hemp.

This is what ultimately takes place.

BryanLV Level 6 Jan 31, 2019
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