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Plastic microfibre ingestion by deep-sea organisms

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Plastic waste is a distinctive indicator of the world-wide impact of anthropogenic activities. Both macro- and micro-plastics are found in the ocean, but as yet little is known about their ultimate fate and their impact on marine ecosystems. In this study we present the first evidence that microplastics are already becoming integrated into deep-water organisms. By examining organisms that live on the deep-sea floor we show that plastic microfibres are ingested and internalised by members of a...

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Peer reviewed
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10.1038/srep33997

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Oxford, MPLS, Zoology
Gwinnett, C More by this author
Robinson, LF More by this author
Woodall, LC More by this author
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Nature Publishing Group Publisher's website
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Scientific Reports Journal website
Volume:
6
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Article: 33997
Publication date:
2016-09-30
Acceptance date:
2016-09-01
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2045-2322
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pubs:646446
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uri:c7158b33-3edc-44bf-8719-ef6480c31c1b
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uuid:c7158b33-3edc-44bf-8719-ef6480c31c1b
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