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Mussels modify sinking of small-sized ocean plastics

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On the other hand, the pellets of polyethylene - a lower density polymer - remained buoyant following 14 weeks of exposure to estuarine water. However, the material did start to sink after six weeks of incubation in coastal water due to colonization by blue mussels, reported the Leibniz Institute for Baltic Sea Research (IOW) group.

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