Microplastics’ effects on perch studied

University of Wisconsin (UW) researchers recently examined the impact of microplastics in fish. Professor Dong Fang Deng of UW’s School of Freshwater Sciences led a study, in which juvenile yellow perch were fed a diet that included varying concentrations of microplastics for nine weeks.

Interestingly, at the end of the study, all the fish survived, and it was discovered that the microplastics passed through them relatively quickly via their feces. The research also found the fish fed microplastics ended up with fewer minerals and proteins compared to those with normal diets. They also had altered…READ MORE.

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