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Scientists at Plymouth Marine Laboratory have launched a series of in-situ trials of a unique microplastic clean-up method using mussels as filtration systems.

Earlier this year, with financial support from the Waitrose ‘Plan Plastic’ Fund, Plymouth Marine Laboratory (PML) began testing how effective mussels are at removing microplastics from seawater using a custom-designed flume tank. The experiments showed that a cluster of 300 mussels (5kg) could filter out over 250,000 microplastics per hour.

Also, at concentrations encountered in the marine environment, the plastics are unlikely to cause any harm to the mussels.

Read more and watch the video at: https://marineindustrynews.co.uk/is-mussel-poo-the-answer-to-microplastics/

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