Researchers find Great Barrier Reef corals eat microplastics

February 24, 2015 7:29 PM

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Researchers find Great Barrier Reef corals eat microplastics

This undiscerning approach to feeding, researchers say, makes such corals especially vulnerable to pollution. The coral's stomach can potentially fill with the indigestible plastics and perish.

Researchers confirmed the corals propensity for consuming plastic particles after putting coral samples in contaminated water.

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