NERC Plankton, Plastics and Poo

Our oceans are currently under threat from a host of human influences: climate change, overfishing and habitat loss, and now, microplastics. There are an estimated 5.25 trillion pieces of plastic in the ocean's surface waters and these plastic particles could have significant consequences for the marine food web and carbon cycle. While these microplastics put at risk the health of marine ecosystems, we believe that student literacy of the topic counts among the solution to reverse this risk.

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