Microplastics are tiny plastic particles that result from both commercial product development and the breakdown of larger plastics. As a pollutant, microplastics can be harmful to the environment and animal health.
5 - 12
Biology, Ecology, Conservation, Earth Science, Oceanography
Living organisms tangled in microplastics. A sample of water collected off the coast of Hawaii shows how intertwined microplastics are in the daily lives of marine animals.
Photograph by David Liitschwager
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May 20, 2022
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