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Hundreds of sharks and rays tangled in plastic

July 9, 2019 - General

Hundreds of sharks and rays have become tangled in plastic waste in the world’s oceans, new research shows.

An adult shortfin mako shark entangled in fishing rope (biofouled with barnacles) in the Pacific Ocean,
causing scoliosis of the back [Credit: Daniel Cartamil]University of Exeter scientists scoured existing published studies and Twitter for shark and ray entanglements, and found reports of more than 1,000 entangled…

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