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A study, in the journal Trends in Ecology and Evolution, says the creatures may be swallowing hundreds of tiny bits of plastic a day.
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"The full magnitude of risks of ingesting microplastics are yet to be fully investigated,"
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, toxin exposure through plastic ingestion could affect many biological processes, such as growth and reproduction,
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Studies have shown chemicals associated with plastics in the bodies of whale sharks and fin whales
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Whale sharks feeding in the Sea of Cortez off Mexico's Baja Peninsula, which is an important breeding ground, are estimated to ingest under 200 pieces of plastic per day.
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Fin whales in the Mediterranean Sea are thought to be swallowing closer to 2,000 microplastic particles per day.
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The researchers say there have been reports of 800kg of plastic found in the carcass of a stranded whale in France and another in Australia
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