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Coral Found to be Eating Plastic Waste in the Ocean

Coral has joined a growing list of marine organisms that have been found to eat plastic floating in the ocean, but researchers warn it is probably not good for them. The finding adds more weight to the calls for plastic waste in the ocean to be addressed.

Mia Hoogenboom from James Cook University said she and her colleagues captured some scleractinian coral — often called brain coral because some look like a human brain — from the Great Barrier Reef.

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