Whales and dolphins are curious and playful animals but may not always recognise the potential risks associated with plastics
We eat microfibers with our sea food. This can’t be good.
Kaandorp, M.L.A., Lobelle, D., Kehl, C. et al. Global mass of buoyant marine plastics dominated by large long-lived debris. Nat. Geosci. 16, 689–694 (2023).…
Marine plastics couldn’t actually get into the areas we deem as pristine. Right?
How to look inside sea birds to find plastics… without hurting them?
Scientists quantify microplastics in various species of coral reef fishes from the Xisha Islands.
Artifacts from the deepest parts of earth are being shaped - literally - by plastic bags
A "microbiosphere" could be engineered to introduce plastic-degrading bacteria to marine plastic pollution, but many questions still remain.
We know how plastic pieces affect ocean life, but do we think enough about “invisible” chemicals from plastic?
A realistic global estimate for derelict fishing gear in our oceans.
Researchers from North Carolina investigate how many microbes can thrive inside a plastic bottle. Their findings may surprise you!
Researchers at FAU collected microplastics at different depths in the South Atlantic Subtropical Gyre. What they found will alter global…
As microplastic pollution continues to threaten coastal biodiversity, this study confirms its presence in tidal marsh birds.
Public cleanup efforts should be useful for monitoring debris on our coastlines, but these efforts can lead to low-quality data…
By making a small change to existing ballast water treatment systems, we have a chance to tackle microplastic pollution.
Researchers have developed a dataset of microplastics in the ocean surface waters across the globe.
Citation: Ward JR, Lafferty KD (2004) The Elusive Baseline of Marine Disease: Are Diseases in Ocean Ecosystems Increasing? PLoS Biol…
Microplastics in our oceans are a growing problem, but how do fishes investigate and interact with these particles?
Microscopic plastics have been found anywhere and everywhere, including in the food we eat. With plastic pollution on the rise,…
Plastic pollution may bring to mind big images - dead birds, the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, and beaches filled with…