30 Sep '15, 12pm

Plastic trash, textile fibers found in seafood

Plastic trash, textile fibers found in seafood

It's well-known that humans are polluting Earth's oceans with garbage , including about 8 million tons of plastic every year. This is notoriously bad for wildlife , which often mistake the indigestible debris for food. But according to a new study, ocean trash is also sneaking back ashore — potentially tricking us into eating it, too. Most people know better than to eat shards of plastic, but this trash is subtler than that. While lots of marine debris washes onto beaches around the world, some is returning to land in disguise, researchers report, by hiding inside fish. PHOTOS TO INSPIRE: 30 of the most beautiful places on Earth That's according to a team of scientists from the University of California-Davis and Hasanuddin University in Indonesia, who sampled 76 fish from Indonesian seafood markets and 64 from markets in California. About a quarter of those fish had either...

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