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mothernaturenetwork:

Amount of plastic trash in oceans may be ‘vastly’ underestimatedPlastic waste can wreak havoc on an ecosystem, including harming fish and carrying invasive bacteria.

Plastic waste can wreak havoc on an ecosystem, harming fish and other organisms that ingest it, possibly even degrading a fish’s liver; the trashy bits also make nice homes for bacteria and algae that get carried to other areas of the ocean where they could be invasive or cause other problems.

mothernaturenetwork:

Amount of plastic trash in oceans may be ‘vastly’ underestimated
Plastic waste can wreak havoc on an ecosystem, including harming fish and carrying invasive bacteria.

Plastic waste can wreak havoc on an ecosystem, harming fish and other organisms that ingest it, possibly even degrading a fish’s liver; the trashy bits also make nice homes for bacteria and algae that get carried to other areas of the ocean where they could be invasive or cause other problems.

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