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Do you dissect any of the animals you find to see if they have eaten plastic?

Posted on November 08 2012

Question submitted by George Washington Elementary School

Yes, Zora McGinnis and Greg Boyd are both dissecting any fish we catch in nets or on our fish hook.  They have not found any that have ingested plastic in their gut up to this point.  Mike Gil will be sending some of the barnacles he’s found attached to large plastic debris to a lab at SEA where their guts will be checked for ingested plastic.

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