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  title={The Ecotoxicology of Plastic Marine Debris},
  author={Susanne M. Brander and Rachel E. Fontana and Tawny M. Mata and Sarah A. Gravem and Annaliese Hettinger and Jessica R. Bean and Amber I. Szoboszlai and Carol A. Keiper and Meghan E. Marrero},
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