RESEARCH – Scientists find plastic debris in fish

September 29, 2015

RESEARCH: Marine Scientist Chelsea Rochman from UC Davis and her team assessed the presence of plastic debris and textile fibers in fish and shellfish for sale at markets in California and Indonesia.

The findings: In Indonesia, anthropogenic debris was found in 28% of individual fish and in 55% of all species. Similarly, in California, anthropogenic debris was found in 25% of individual fish and in 67% of all species.

The study is open access at http://www.nature.com/articles/srep14340

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