Most UK sharks have consumed plastics, study finds

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Microfibres from fishing lines and nets and materials from textiles discovered in 67% of seabed-dwelling sharks

Microplastics and synthetic microfibres from clothing have been found for the first time in the guts of sharks that live off the UK coast.

Scientists examined the stomachs and intestines of 46 seabed-dwelling sharks that had been caught as bycatch by Penzance-based hake fishing trawlers.

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