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Newly discovered crustacean, found at a depth of 7 km, contains remains of a plastic bottle

Oostende (2021.03.23) – Plastic is everywhere. British researchers traced microplastic in a newly discovered species in one of the most inaccessible places in the world. The giant flake shrimp, a scavenger caught at a depth of 7 kilometers in the Mariana Trench, was therefore named Eurythenes plasticus. It is one of the ten most striking newly discovered marine life forms in 2020.

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All background information on the ten remarkable new marine species from 2020 is available on the Lifewatch website: https://lifewatch.be/en/worms-top10-2020

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