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Study: Corals Eat Plastic Debris Because It Tastes Good To Them

October 31st, 2017 | by James Ayre

Rather than it simply being the case that corals eat tiny plastic debris because they mistake it for prey, chemical additives in the plastic may be acting as a feeding stimulant — making the plastic "taste good" — according to a new study from Duke University. As a reminder here, corals have no eyes, and aren't thought to possess much of a visual system



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