Ocean Trash

“Yes,” Says Research, Fish Consume Plastic Debris

The fish, which are found in the ocean’s gyres, come to the surface to feed at night, where they ingest the plastic particles which resemble the size of their usual prey.

Several samples of the myctophids uncovered significant loads of plastic the size of appropriate particles inside the guts of the animal.

“We believe these organisms may hold part of the response to where is the plastic going, because … they are the dominant species in the gyres of the ocean.”