Italian study shows even jellyfish eat plastic
Ansa - Concern over contamination, alarm for marine food chain.
An Italian study recently published in the journal Nature Scientific Reports showed for the first time that jellyfish eat plastic fragments suspended in the water.
The study was conducted by researchers at the University of Siena together with colleagues from Tuscia University, with broad international collaboration.
It demonstrated the presence of plastic waste in the jellyfish species it analysed, which included the Pelagia noctiluca, a species that is widespread in the Mediterranean.