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Germ Stowaways: How Plastic Waste Has Become an Environment for Harmful Bacteria

For over 100 years, plastic has been integrated into our everyday lives. It has been used to make life better for humans in many ways (medical research, food preservation, sterile laboratory devices, etc.). But, as we accumulate more, disposal has become a problem. While plastic waste is a problem in its own right, new research […]

O Vibrio, Vibrio, wherefore art thou Vibrio?

Three statistical models used to predict the presence of the dangerous pathogen Vibrio in Chesapeake Bay all give different responses to temperature changes. This suggests that a lot more data is needed before we can accurately decide how climate change will dictate the distribution and presence of Vibrio in coastal waters. Kari St.LaurentI received a […]

Hitchin’ a Ride – The Risks of Ballast Water Exchange

Ballast water transfers occur in or near major ports all the time to keep up with the demands of global shipping. Read about some of the potentially harmful organisms catching a free ride. Erin MarkhamErin received her B.S. in Environmental Science from the University of Rhode Island in 2010 and is currently working towards her […]

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