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Microplastics: No small problem for filter-feeding megafauna

Germanov, E.S., Marshall, A.D., Bejder, L., Fossi, M.C. and Loneragan, N.R. (2018) Microplastics: No small problem for filter-feeding megafauna. Trends in Ecology & Evolution, 33 (4). pp. 227-232.

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Microplastic pollution can impact filter-feeding marine megafauna, namely mobulid rays, filter-feeding sharks, and baleen whales. Emerging research on these flagship species highlights potential exposure to microplastic contamination and plastic-associated toxins. Research and its wide communication are needed to understand the magnitude of the issue and improve marine stewardship.

Item Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Veterinary and Life Sciences
Publisher: Elsevier BV
Copyright: © 2018 Elsevier Ltd.
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