looks at the effects of microplastics which are small forms of plastic that are at least 5mm in size. Due to their small size, the microplastics end up being ingested into the bodies of aquatic animals causing health consequences that are uncertain to the organisms. This review focuses on the susceptibility of marine organisms to the physical, chemical and biological uptake of microplastics. Key words: microplastics, aquatic organisms, marine life Effects of Microplastics on Marine Organisms Introduction
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lastly, spread awareness of this issue and let people know about it and let them know the dangers of it. This is a way to solve this issue and start progressing towards better and cleaner oceans, and a better, cleaner earth. This concludes my research essay on the Great Pacific Trash Vortex.
How was the Trash Vortex formed within the North Pacific Gyre? How have contained debris from the Vortex affected nature? How is the trash affecting humans? What is humanity doing to reduce the problem? SUBTOPICS - T Island Intro - Affecting Nature - Humans’ Cause BG Info: -5 main gyres: North Pacific, South Pacific, North Atlantic, South Atlantic,and Indian Ocean Gyre -gyre is a large current or vortex of flowing water in the main oceans -most garbage is accumulated in the middle of gyres 1- Reference(MLA