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Researchers find plastic inside 98% of the fish analyzed in Amazonian streams
It was evaluated the abundance of plastics in the gastrointestinal tracts and gills of 14 fish species from 12 streams in eastern Brazilian Amazon. As result, only one individual of a small catfish specie contained no plastic particles in the gills or in the digestive tracts.
The study reinforces the need for further, more systematic research into the biological and behavioral factors that may contribute to the greater vulnerability of some fish species to contamination by plastics.
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