Cod Objects (Ingestion Study)

Every September in Newfoundland we have the food fishery, where every Newfoundlander can catch five fish per person, per day, for a week. People tend to catch cod. During the 2015 food fishery, my students and I gathered the guts of 205 fish from the food fishery to see what the cod had been eating. We were looking for plastic. What we found is pictured below, captured from the camera built into our laboratory microscope. Is it plastic, or not?

Cod Objects (Ingestion Study) is part of the larger series, Seeing Like a Scientist.

Cod Objects (Ingestion Study)2016
Digital photographs

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