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Microplastics found in every marine mammal surveyed in UK study

Microplastics are being widely ingested by Britain’s marine mammals, scientists say, with samples found in every animal examined in a study.

The research on 50 stranded creatures including porpoises, dolphins, grey seals and a pygmy sperm whale is the most comprehensive analysis of microplastics in the digestive tracts of both wild cetaceans and seals.

To find out more, follow the link below:

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/jan/31/microplastics-found-every-marine-mammal-uk-study

(Photo credit: Bobby Yip/Reuters)

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