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Inside the fish’s intestinal tract, a fisherman finds detritus in the form of a comb, bits of plastic and even a lighter.
“The plastic does not melt and can block their intestinal tract, and then they cannot feed — preventing them from consuming food, and starving [them to death],” Erick Ross said, a Marine scientist, told the Daily Mail.
Sometimes, the fish “confuse plastic for food before eating it,” he said.
Meanwhile, at least one commenter on the video doubted its veracity.
“I don’t believe a word of what they are saying,” says a commenter. “The way the guts have already been cut open, I think they put all that in before starting the film.”