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Study finds stony corals eat plastic!

Discussion in 'Husbandry' started by jahmic, Feb 9, 2015.

  1. jahmic

    jahmic Shark M.A.S.C Club Member

    A recent study discovered that scleractinian (SPS/LPS) corals ingest microplastics at the same rate they consume plankton. Corals may be confusing plastic for food. The study concludes that microplastic may potentially impair a coral's health. If true, this could have big implications for reefkeepers.


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  2. Skrappy

    Skrappy Copepod M.A.S.C Club Member

    I have looked at water samples from the ocean(Atlantic) and they are full of plastic, tons of it. I would have to say that the amount of plastics in our reef tanks can't even come close. Just my 2 cents.
     

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