Plastic releases chemicals to attract aquatic animals

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Research indicate that marine plastic is subjected to processing releases chemicals that attract aquatic birds and potentiate damage:

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M. Savoca et al. Marine plastic debris emits a keystone infochemical for olfactory foraging seabirds. Science Advances. Published online November 9, 2016. doi: 10.1126/sciadv.1600395.

H. Thompson. Tiny plastics cause big problems for perch, lab study finds. Science News. June 25, 2016.

S. Schwartz. This microbe makes a meal of plastic. Science News. April 5, 2016.

C. Samoray. Ocean’s plastics offer a floating fortress to a mess of microbes. Science News. February 9, 2016.

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