This Beautiful Video of Plankton Eating Plastic is also a Little Disturbing

That saying you are what you eat…

Here’s a slightly alarming tidbit of news…: Plankton — that wonderful array of  microscopic creatures floating in our water — can eat tiny bits of plastic. Why should we care? Well, for starters, plankton are the rock bottom of the food chain. And as this beautifully minimalistic video suggests, if they’re eating plastic, we probably are, too.

Read on at Grist.

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