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Coral reefs inundated with billions of pieces of plastic

More than 11 billion pieces of plastic are stuck in coral reefs across the Asia-Pacific region, according to an alarming new study.

The finding has raised concerns that the presence of so much plastic could considerably increase the risk of coral disease by blocking out light and depriving them of oxygen.

Mele 9iThe researchers estimate the increased chance of infection on the reefs affected could be as high as 89 per cent, in some…

It is well known that a truckload of plastic finds its way into our oceans every minute.

But this is the…

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