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Plastic Trash Found in Mahi Mahi

March 18, 2010

Here’s a sad report on the Great Pacific Garbage Patch reported by ABC News Video. A recent expedition by the Algalita Marine Research Foundation found ingested plastic in Mahi Mahi. This is one of the most common fish eaten here in Hawaii and is found on most seafood restaurant menus in the U.S. The takeaway from this? If you’re eating Mahi Mahi, you’re eating fish that have eaten contaminated plastic. Toxins from that plastic are in the fish’s system. You still want to eat that? This is a nice, concise, overview of both the plastic problem and the Great Pacific Garbage Patch.

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  1. April 22, 2010 1:48 pm

    Everyone check out this video!!! Great, catchy way to spread the word about how plastic hurts our oceans!!

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