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Fish mistaking plastic debris in ocean for food, study finds

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Fish eat microplastics driven by their odour. Above, debris found in the stomach of a fish in Portugal. Photograph: Paulo Oliveira/Alamy

Behavioural evidence suggests marine organisms are not just ingesting microplastics by accident but actively seeking them out as food

August 16, 2017 — Fish may be actively seeking out plastic debris in the oceans as the tiny pieces appear to smell similar to their natural prey, new research suggests. Continue reading Fish mistaking plastic debris in ocean for food, study finds