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  • Trawling threatens to destroy deep-sea ecosystems

    Intensive trawling could turn seafloor ecosystems into ‘deserts of the sea’, new research warns. The study found that continuous bottom trawling for shrimp in a deep-sea Spanish canyon has damaged the foundations of marine ecosystems by dramatically reducing seafloor biodiversity and nutrients in sediment. Increasingly, fishers around the world are taking bottom trawling further, and ...

  • Plastic litter can pass on pollutants and chemical additives to marine wildlife

    New research has provided the first conclusive evidence that microplastics ingested by marine wildlife can transfer toxic pollutants to their tissues. The researchers studied lugworms fed on PVC particles contaminated with either widespread marine pollutants or plastic additives and found that these ‘earthworms of the sea’ absorbed the chemicals into their gut tissue, which reduced ...

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