Marine Microplastics: Is Plastic Pollution Hiding at Your Local Beach?
Monday, September 11, 6:30pm, Community Room
Plastics are a significant component of marine debris, and may break down into tiny fragments called microplastics. Other sources of microplastics are synthetic fibers and microbeads from personal-care products. These microplastics are too small to be collected during beach clean-ups but may be accumulating, unseen, and causing problems in local coastal systems. Dr. Clare Steele, Ph.D. Assistant Professor of ESRM, will present this lecture.