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Plastic waste in the world’s oceans are ‘sexually exciting’ hermit crabs, researchers say

Plastic waste in the world’s oceans is releasing an additive which may be “sexually exciting” hermit crabs, researchers say. The waters off the North Yorkshire coast have been found by scientists at the University of Hull to contain a chemical called oleamide leaking from plastics. According to the team, oleamide is increasing the respiration rate […]