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14 Nov 2023

Microplastic-Eating Plankton May Intensify Ocean Crisis, Scientists Warn

Scientists have discovered that rotifers, a type of zooplankton found in marine and fresh water, can ingest and break down microplastics. However, these tiny organisms may be increasing the risk by breaking the particles into thousands of smaller, and arguably more harmful, nanoplastics. [Source](https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2023/nov/09/microplastic-eating-plankton-worsening-crisis-oceans-plastic-pollution)