Ojeda explains. "We need to be more respectful that plastic is a great tool but can become a nightmare," he adds. These currents move around the Sargasso sea in a clockwise orientation. "The fish and shrimps eat the plastic, we are eating them or the fish that eat them, and this will end up in our bodies somehow. Along with research assistant Shane Antonition, who is with the Bermuda Aquarium Museum and Zoo, Ojeda spends hours picking through the sargassum and what was collected in the manta trawl net. A more recent, as yet unpublished study by the Bermuda Aquarium Museum and Zoo found that nearly 42% of fish samples had ingested microplastics. "The consumers are doing a lot of things, but if you as a consumer are going to the supermarket and you are unable to buy something which is not wrapped in plastic it's not your fault. The weight of evidence that humans are contaminating one of our major food sources is overwhelming -- not only introducing potential toxins into our own bodies, but also polluting whole ecosystems and killing precious marine animals. Plastics become broken down until they're so small they're consumed by wildlife and enter the food chain. Hear what he says about Trump, Hear GOP official's message to those spreading voter fraud lies, Biden says Trump's failure to concede won't affect transition, 17 states report record high Covid-19 hospitalizations, Conservative justices question GOP Obamacare challenge, See what Pompeo said when asked about Biden's victory, Cindy McCain gets sentimental hearing late husband's words to Obama, Greenhouse gases reach record levels, report finds, Microplastics are everywhere, even in the Arctic snow, around 2,000 microplastic particles a week, The water is so hot in Alaska it's killing large numbers of salmon. Plastics become broken down until they're so small they're consumed by wildlife and enter the food chain. There are ten endemic species of mobile fauna, one of which is the Latreutes fucorum. Microplastics have been found in 'extreme' concentrations in the Sargasso Sea in the North Atlantic. The Sargasso Sea is another place where few humans venture. Few of us witness what is out in the open oceans far from our homes, which is one of the many challenges for ocean protection and why few truly understand how dire the situation is. There are many species we don't see, too small, too apt at blending into this rich nursery ground like young shrimp and crab, tiny frog fish, and what we really hoped to find but didn't -- baby turtles. An hour later, what is collected shows us the bleak reality of what is in the water. A close up shot of small pieces of plastic among the Sargassum. The Sargassum serves as a unique habitat for the mobile fauna that call it home. But what is really jarring is when you dive down and look into the blue and realize you are surrounded by tiny glittering pieces of broken up plastic called microplastic. "We need to look at the types of plastic we are using and eliminate the ones that can't be recycled.