73 Percent of Fish In the Northwestern Atlantic Have Microplastics In Their Guts

Researchers from Ireland and the United Kingdom have studied 233 fish, of which nearly three-quarters had tiny plastic particles called microplastics in their stomachs. The study was published in the journal Frontiers in Marine Science.

Alina M. Wieczorek, Liam Morrison, Peter L. Croot, A Louise Allcock, Eoin Macloughlin, Olivier Savard, Hannah Brownlow and Thomas K. Doyle. Frequency of Microplastics in Mesopelagic Fishes from the Northwest Atlantic. Frontiers in Marine Science, 2018 DOI: https://doi.org/10.3389/fmars.2018.00039