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There are 5 item(s) tagged with the keyword "Microplastics".

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1. Microplastics in the bellies of creatures living at the bottom of the ocean

Around half of marine creatures living at depths of more than 2,000 metres in the North Atlantic could be eating microplastic material, marine scientists have discovered.

Tags: Biodiversity, Marine life, Microplastics, Oceans, Pollution, UK
2. Podcast: How plastic pollution may harm marine life

This week in the Planet Earth podcast, Tamara Galloway, Matt Cole and Ceri Lewis of the University of Exeter talk about their research on the effects of fragments of plastics from food packaging, drinks bottles, and even facial scrubs, on marine wildlife.

Tags: Birds, Marine life, Microplastics, Oceans, Podcasts, Pollution, UK
3. Litter now everywhere in the ocean

Litter is now found in even the most remote areas of the oceans, say scientists trying to understand how much rubbish is lying at the bottom of Europe's seas.

Tags: Microplastics, Oceans, Pollution
4. Plastic found in British fish

Scientists have found tiny fragments of plastic in the digestive systems of fish pulled from the English Channel.

Tags: Conservation, Ecology, Fish, Marine life, Microplastics, Oceans, Pollution, UK, Water
5. Microplastics endanger ocean health

Tiny pieces of plastic contaminate almost every sea in the world. Now scientists have found that marine creatures like fish and birds are eating this microscopic waste, which may be harming their health.

Tags: Birds, Marine life, Microplastics, Oceans, Pollution, UK

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