Ingestion of Microplastics by Zooplankton in the Northeast Pacific Ocean

@article{Desforges2015IngestionOM,
  title={Ingestion of Microplastics by Zooplankton in the Northeast Pacific Ocean},
  author={J. Desforges and M. Galbraith and P. Ross},
  journal={Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology},
  year={2015},
  volume={69},
  pages={320-330}
}
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