First evidence that seals can consume microplastics via their prey

Microplastics can transfer up the food chain from fish to top predators, such as seals, reveals new research by Plymouth Marine Laboratory (PML), University of Exeter and the Cornish Seal Sanctuary.

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Last updated on 22 February 2018

Type: 
Media Watch
Species: 
Halichoerus grypus
Phoca vitulina
Species group: 
Marine mammals