Aluminum helps save sea creatures, plastics do not

In this episode, Nick and Allie discuss baby fish eating plastics and amphipods with aluminum shields. 


Baby fish have started eating plastic. We haven’t yet seen the consequences - NatGeo special issue on “Planet or Plastic?” at

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An aluminum shield enables the amphipod Hirondellea gigas to inhabit deep-sea environments

Plos One

Published: April 4, 2019

Authors: Hideki Kobayashi, Hirokazu Shimoshige, Yoshikata Nakajima, Wataru Arai, Hideto Takami

Intro-Outro song by Kurt Vile, "I Wanted Everything". Want to listen to the full track? Find it here.

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