The impact of microplastics on marine life

The University of Exeter microplastics team met up with the Rozalia Project team, in the rural town of Rockland, Maine, USA before heading 40 miles offshore to Hurricane Island.

Over the next course of two weeks the Microplastics and Rozalia teams travelled south to Boothbay Harbour, Portland, Kittery and Boston and were struck by the beautiful surroundings and wide variety of wildlife including minkie whales, dolphins, storm petrels and ospreys.

But the study also highlighted how widespread the dangerous debris, much of it non-degradable, had become. (…)

Exeter University research

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