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mussels remove microplastics from the sea

mussels remove microplastics from the sea

To remove microplastics, the small pieces of plastics that are widely spread all over the world’s oceans and ingested by living creatures is far from easy. Microplastics are found in zooplankton, fish, seabirds, whales, seals, and also humans. Yet, the long-term effects of this plastic pollution threat are still largely unknown. Three scientists, Richard Thompson, Tamara Galloway, and Penelope Lindeque, have conducted ground-breaking research in understanding the impact of microplastics on humans and the environment and are this year’s laureates of the Volvo Environment Prize.

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