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04-21-2024
Plastic pollution kills ocean embryos during development
We've all seen the heartbreaking images – turtles trapped in plastic rings, birds with stomachs full of bottle caps, and beaches littered with debris. But the horrors of plastic pollution go much deeper than what we can readily see. A new study by University of Exeter reveals that plastic is quietly destroying marine life at the most fundamental level: the embryo. Plastic interference with embryo An embryo is a tiny blueprint for a future organism. It has all the instructions needed to develop into a complex...
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