Creature Feature: The Plastic Fish

The Plastic Fish, once a rare species in our ocean, is becoming increasingly more common and quite invasive. These fish are often made up of polyethylene and due to their hard external features they have a uniquely infinite lifespan.

Unlike most species, rather than growing larger over time, Plastic Fish break down into smaller and smaller pieces until they can no longer be identified and a microscope must be used to see them. This stage of their life is called microplastics.

They are completely self-sustained and do not require any food to survive however they are quite commonly preyed upon by other species and are toxic when consumed.

Help us slow the spread of this invasive species by removing them from your shopping list and from the shoreline. Spread the word about the tale of the plastic fish to friends and family.

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