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increase the potential for alien species invasion and lead to injuries and mortality among marine mammals and birds. This research supports that habitat colonization has far-reaching impacts on the ocean’s biodiversity. Nevertheless, the author did not study what kind of viruses would be more easily transmitted by plastic waste and why. The reason for injury and death could be more clear. 2
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PLASTIC WASTE IMPACT ON MARINE LIFE In the second source, Li (2016) found that marine animals such as sea turtles, mammals, and seabirds encounter entanglement, which can lead to mortality. For instance, most fishing materials like fishing nets and ropes are made of plastic because these materials are cost-efficient, more convenient and more durable. If marine life becomes entangled with plastic, they might suffer drowning, suffocation and their physical attributes might be declined, or they would lose predacious abilities and be vulnerable to being caught (in Li, 2016). This study specifically described entanglement as one of the impacts on marine life caused by plastic waste. The result shows that one of the harms caused by plastic garbage is due to human factors.
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