Ghost or drift nets strangle marine mammals, which often find themselves trapped in this extremely tough plastic. Seals and sea lions are killed or maimed by this fatal encounter. Turtles, which usually eat jellyfish, ingest plastic bags that clog their stomachs. Plastic kills marine animals.
Microplastics, which can result from larger plastics or be microscopic to begin with, have a more insidious impact. They enter the food chain and travel all the way up to our plate. They appear in high concentrations in the gyres created by the currents.
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un océan de PLASTIQUE
un océan de PLASTIQUE is a non-scientific information website that sets out the main issues with plastic in the ocean.