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Blue mussels. Credit: Dr Dannielle Green, Anglia Ruskin University

Plastic pollution causes mussels to lose grip

The researchers found that blue mussels exposed to doses of non-biodegradable microplastics over a period of 52 days produced significantly fewer byssal threads, which are thin fibres that help mussels attach themselves to rocks and ropes.  Source

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