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Microplastic remains detected in Antarctic penguins for the first time

A group of researchers from the Portuguese University of Coimbra (UC) first detected microplastic remains in the food chain of penguins that inhabit Antarctica, a finding that experts have described as “alarming.” Photography: © UC | José Xavier. The fieldwork, published in the journal Scientific Reports, reveals that at least 20 percent of the feces samples of …