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Microplastics Have Been Found in Our Deepest Ocean Animals

Published: February 28, 2019
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The three species of amphipods collected six hadal trenches around the Pacific rim, (a) Hirondellea gigas, (b) Hirondellea dubia, and (c) Eurythenes gryllus. Image: Jamieson et al/Royal Society

 

The deepest marine organisms known to humans are contaminated by plastics, according to a study published Wednesday.

Researchers presented “the deepest record of microplastic ingestion, indicating it is highly likely there are no marine ecosystems left that are not impacted by plastic pollution,” according to the paper in Royal Society Open Science.

Led by Alan Jamieson, a marine ecologist at Newcastle University, the team examined the guts of small organisms called lysianassid amphipods—colloquially known as “sea fleas”—collected from six deep ocean habitats.

Though the trenches ranged in location from Japanese to Chilean waters, all of them were within the “hadal zone,” meaning they were at least 6,000 meters under the sea. The study even includes amphipods collected at Challenger Deep in the Mariana Trench, which is the lowest known point in the seabed at 10,890 meters below the ocean surface.

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