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Widespread ingestion of plastic found among small fish

Mar 10, 2011 10:48:51 PM- latimes.com
Southern California researchers say about 35% of fish they collected in the northern Pacific Ocean in 2008 had plastic in their stomachs. The study shows the troubling effect floating litter is having on marine life, the researchers say.

Southern California researchers have found evidence of widespread ingestion of plastic among small fish in the northern Pacific Ocean in a study that they say shows the troubling effect floating litter is having on marine life in the far reaches of the world's oceans.


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