How microplastics, marine aggregates and marine animals are connected

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Prior research has suggested that mussels are a robust indicator of plastic debris and particles in marine environments. A new study says that's not the case because mussels are picky eaters and have an inherent ability to choose and sort their food. Instead, the researchers have discovered that marine aggregates also called ''marine snow,'' play a much bigger role in the fate of the oceans when it comes to plastic debris.

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