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Taste, not appearance, drives corals to eat plastics

Scientists have long known that marine animals mistakenly eat plastic debris because tiny bits of floating plastic look like prey. But a new study of plastic ingestion by corals suggests there may be an additional reason for the potentially harmful behavior: The plastic simply tastes good. Chemical additives in the plastic may be acting as a feeding stimulant.

To read the full article follow the link below:

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/10/171024141710.htm

(Photo credit: Alex Seymour, Duke University)

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