Scientists sound the alarm: blue whales eat millions of pieces of plastic a day

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 Scientists sound the alarm: blue whales eat millions of pieces of plastic a day

Blue whales consume up to 10 million pieces of microplastic that humanity litters the ocean with every day. According to RFI, this conclusion was reached by scientists from the United States in a study published in the journal Nature Communications. The researchers observed the movement of 191 blue, striped fin and humpback whales off the coast of California. Mammals fed at depths of 50 to 250 meters. According to scientists, there is the highest concentration of microplastics. It is estimated that over a billion pieces of plastic are eaten by whales every year. And today one individual eats up to 43.6 kg.

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