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Living things (biota)

Living things (biota) – Legend

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Transport through water
Transport through air
Biological transport through ingestion and animal movement and through movement through the food chain


Entanglement - Fishing gear, balloons and plastic bag are the biggest entanglement threat to marine fauna.   Toxicity
Ingestion   Bioaccumulation
Habitat loss through drift deposits of plastic   Economic loss

Last updated: 10 May 2021

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Department of Environment and Science, Queensland (2021) Living things (biota) – Legend, WetlandInfo website, accessed 1 February 2023. Available at:

Queensland Government
WetlandInfo   —   Department of Environment and Science