Scallops That Eats Plastics!

As we know that there’s more than 5 trillion plastic pieces in the ocean, and we can’t burn, destroy, or eat them. Nope, this writing has nothing to do with how the plastic effects the marine creatures, it’s effecting us! On December 3rd , on the costal of England researchers discovered a flesh minded fact. A type of scallop called Pecten maximus digested billions of tiny plastic particles, which disperse throughout the body to the kidney, gill, muscle and other organs. This all takes place only within six hours. But when the researchers put those scallop back in to clean water, it only took 3 days for most of this particles and 48 days for all of the plastic to work their way out of the scallop. “Studies like these, that delve into how animals take up and get rid of nanoplastic particles, are key if we want to understand the risk these particles pose to both organism and human health,” Thompson says, head of the University of Plymouth’s international marine research center, “Understanding the dynamics of nanoparticle uptake and release, as well as their distribution in body tissues, is essential if we are to understand any potential effects on organisms”


I think this is pretty flesh minded, like yesterday I was still thinking how undefeatable the plastics are and today the researchers tell me that there may be a way for organisms to immune plastic pollutions. I think they should keep investing in this field, because it’s very useful for a world that includes more than 5 trillion in the ocean. We know that the plastics is effecting the ocean and the creatures in there, so this research is very essential for us. But before we get to the place where we can “eat plastics”, we should still use less single use plastics.




3 thoughts on “Scallops That Eats Plastics!

  1. Your descriptions about the fact seem to have lot’s of good information and be very specific. There is also quote and data to support it, but I suggest that you could get more quote and data for a supplement of your opinion, such as you can agree or disagree from quotes of others, or share your comments about the fact.

  2. I think you did choose a fascinating news to write about! the Pecten is really a useful creature for scientists to develop and to improve or solve the health problems of human being. in your blog, I saw some thoughtful comment about the news. And also your work cited page is clear and organised! You did really well!

  3. I really like your view on plastic pollution. However, your claim can be more clear. Is it ‘using less plastics’? or is it ‘research based on the scallop’?
    Overall though, it is quite professionally written. Have you seen the article about how micro-plastics found in human faeces? You could incorporate it into your blog post.

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