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Some Corals Have Their Meals With a Side of Microplastics

News   Dec 04, 2019 | Original story from the University of Washington.

 
Some Corals Have Their Meals With a Side of Microplastics

Under a black light, fluorescent green microplastics are seen in the water during a small demonstration experiment. In the actual 2018 experiment discussed in this paper, the cauliflower coral seen above ingested microplastics when prey was also present in the water, but avoided eating microplastics when no prey was there. Credit: Dennis Wise/University of Washington.

 
 
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