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Prey-size plastics are invading larval fish nurseries

A new study by researchers at Arizona State University's Center for Global Discovery and Conservation Science (GDCS) and NOAA's Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center has revealed that larval fish species from various ocean habitats are now being threatened by plastic pollution that infects their nursery habitats---at levels on average, eight times higher than those recently found in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. The study was published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

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