Scallops Absorb Billions of Microplastics in Just 6 Hours
One of the biggest concerns surrounding the proliferation of micro-plastics in the world’s oceans is how they might move up the food web from smaller to larger marine life, eventually ending up in our stomachs.
Now, a first-of-its-kind study has shown just how quickly the tiny particles can accumulate in the bodies of shellfish under current levels of marine plastic pollution. The answer? Billions in just six hours.
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