Ocean Microplastic Fibers – Effects on Lobsters Reported

According to a July 7, 2020 news release https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2020-07/blfo-mph070620.php and a paper published in the August 2020 issue of Marine Pollution Bulletin https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0025326X20303982 titled “Accumulation and effects of microplastic fibers in American lobster larvae (Homarus americanus)” by researchers with the Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences at the University of Maine and others “… Microplastic fiber pollution in the ocean impacts larval lobsters at each stage of their development … the fibers affect the animals’ feeding and respiration, and they could even prevent some larvae from reaching adulthood …” #PlasticWaste #MicroPlastics