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Marine Litter

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Size does matter 6 mm 3 mm 2 mm 1 mm MEGA MACRO MESO MICRO NANO 1 micron* * one thousandth of a millimetre 5 millimetre 2.5 centimetre 1 metre 77 mm Cigarette lter Polystyrene pellets Whales, seals, dolphins, turtles, birds Birds, fish, invertebrates Fish, invertebrates, other filter feeders Invertebrates, other filter feeders Animal groups a ected by entanglement, su ocation and/or ingestion Debris size category Great black-backed gull Particle invisible to naked eye Source: GESAMP, Sources, fate and e ects of microplastics in the marine environment: A global assessment, 2015 28 mm Plastic bottle cap