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However, the author only studied entanglement as one aspect of impacts. Although the evidence is very powerful, it is not enough to prove the severity of the effect on marine organisms resulting from plastic waste. Furthermore, Mattsson et al. (2015) discussed the impact on marine life caused by three different types of plastic: macro-sized, micro-sized, nano-sized plastics. When it comes to macro-sized plastic, the stomach of seabirds is full of plastic garbage. If there is anything toxic, these large marine creatures may think it is food and mistake it for prey (in Mattsson et al., 2015). Meanwhile, authors also mention the impact of marine species entangling with plastic waste. Mattsson et al. (2015) found that micro- sized plastics have more effects on invertebrates near the base of food chains, as there are potential dangers with particles. They might ingest pollutants from the micro- plastics which could have toxins. Compared with larger pieces of materials, nano- 3
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PLASTIC WASTE IMPACT ON MARINE LIFE sized plastics have unique nanoscale properties. Due to their small size, they can pass biological barriers, penetrate tissue and accumulate in organs (in Mattsson et al., 2015). Compared with other two studies, this study is more concrete because authors studied how three different kinds of plastics impact marine organisms specifically.
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