Meet the sea squirt, sucking up plastic particles from the sea

FILE PHOTO: An Israeli researcher holds a sea squirt removed from the Red Sea as part of research work an Israeli team is conducting in the Israeli resort city of Eilat February 7, 2019. REUTERS/Amir Cohen

EILAT, Israel (Reuters) – A rubbery sea creature with an irritating habit of clinging to ships and invading beaches could help measure plastic pollution as it can filter tiny particles from the ocean and store them in its soft tissue. Israeli researchers have found that ascidians – round, palm-sized animals also known as sea squirts […]

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