Microplastics – Presence in Harbor Porpoises Studied

The abstract of a May 10, 2021 Frontiers in Marine Science article by researchers with Germany Institute for Terrestrial and Aquatic Wildlife Research, Federal Institute of Hydrology and University of Koblenz-Landau https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fmars.2021.682532/full reports that “… information on microplastic ingestion, egestion and accumulation by top predators such as cetaceans is still lacking. This study investigates microplastics in intestinal samples from harbour porpoises (Phocoena phocoena) found along the coastline of Schleswig-Holstein (Germany) … This study found a relationship between the nutritional status of cetaceans and the amount of found microplastics … This is the first study investigating the occurrence of microplastics in harbour porpoises from German waters and will, thus, provide valuable information on the actual burden of microplastics in cetaceans from the North and Baltic Seas …” #Microplastics #PlasticWaste #SingleUsePlastic @unikold

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