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Microfibres found in fish off remote islands

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TRISTAN DA CUNHA – Plastic microfibres have been found in the stomachs of deep-sea fish living off the most remote inhabited group of islands in the world.

A discovery voyage by London’s Natural History Museum collected life from the South Atlantic Ocean surrounding the volcanic islands of Tristan da Cunha in 2019.

Museum researcher Alex McGoran, a PhD student at the Royal Holloway University, studied the stomach contents of 32 fish collected during the voyage.

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