Microplastic ingestion by scleractinian corals

  title={Microplastic ingestion by scleractinian corals},
  author={Nora Hall and Kathryn L. E. Berry and Llew Rintoul and Mia O. Hoogenboom},
  journal={Marine Biology},
We report for the first time the ingestion of microplastics by scleractinian corals, and the presence of microplastics in coral reef waters adjacent to inshore reefs on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef (GRE, 18°31′S 146°23′E). [] Key Result Analysis of samples from sub-surface plankton tows conducted in close proximity to inshore reefs on the central GBR revealed microplastics, similar to those used in marine paints and fishing floats, were present in low concentrations at all water sampling locations…

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