Wednesday, May 18

WWF: Plastic debris threatens marine species and ecosystems – News (Eco)

Kuta Beach on the island of Bali, Indonesia.

Listen: WWF: Plastic debris threatens marine species and ecosystems

  • Over 2000 species have been affected by the plastic in the oceans. 90 percent of all seabirds and 52 percent of all sea turtles ingest plastic.

  • This is shown by a new report from the WWF, which has summarized more than 2,500 research studies in the field and is one of the most comprehensive to date.

  • “Almost all marine species are affected by plastic pollutants in the sea. Everything from the smallest organisms such as plankton to the large whales,” says Inger Näslund, senior marine expert at WWF.

Reference-sverigesradio.se

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