Many species are attracted to a naturally occurring chemical known as DIMETHYL SULFIDE (DMS), which they use as a fundamental chemical signal for trophic interactions, that is, basically to identify the best areas to forage for food. In a few words, it works for them as a “dinner bell”.
The problem is that this same substance is also produced by plastics that end up in the sea every day, so for many sensitive species, plastic ends up becoming an OLFACTORY TRAP. Actually, several studies show that many animals appear to be choosing a plastic diet… So, if they eat plastic, what do we eat?
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