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Microplastics are raining down from the sky

It's entirely possible that tiny fragments of the windbreaker from your childhood, the straw you used sometime last year, or the label from a soft drink you had yesterday are now floating around in the atmosphere. The amount of plastic produced globally increases every year... click to read more

  • Janice Brahney | Assistant Professor at Utah State University, Logan, US
Views 485
Reading time 3.5 min
published on Feb 5, 2021
Microfibers in the ocean: are they all made of plastic?

Textile microfibers are fine strands of thread used to make clothing, carpeting and a myriad of very common household items like mops, table cloths and curtains. With use, these fibers are released and can now be found in the air we breathe, the water we... click to read more

  • Giuseppe Suaria | Research Scientist at CNR-ISMAR (Institute of Marine Sciences – National Research Council), Lerici, Italy
Views 424
Reading time 4 min
published on Feb 2, 2021
All guts, no glory: ingested microplastics in marine mammals

Microplastics (pieces less than 5 mm in size) have now been discovered in a wide range of aquatic habitats, from deep-sea sediments to seemingly pristine tropical beaches. Their small size and omnipresence mean that microplastics can be eaten by animals at the base of the... click to read more

  • Sarah Nelms | Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Plymouth Marine Laboratory, University of Exeter, Exeter, UK
Views 2857
Reading time 4 min
published on Sep 11, 2019
Seal poo unravels the microplastic journey through marine food webs

Plastic pollution is now one of the most widespread and significant threats facing our oceans. Microplastics (pieces less than 5 mm in size), in particular, have been in the spotlight for a number of reasons. Firstly, there's so many of them! Microplastics come from a... click to read more

  • Sarah Nelms | Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Plymouth Marine Laboratory, University of Exeter, Exeter, UK
Views 6515
Reading time 4 min
published on Oct 8, 2018