Tagged: microfibres

New Year of Ocean Mapping, Two Voyages Aboard the R/V Falkor - Field Work

Guest Author Feb 10, 2021

Alysha Johnson Tēnā koutou! My name is Alysha Johnson, and I am a PhD student at the University of Wollongong studying the geomorphic evolution of volcanic islands, seamounts and guyots. I was lucky enough to join the crew and scientists aboard the R/V Falkor with Schmidt Ocean Institute on their ‘Pinging in the New Year’ expedition running from 28th December … Read More

How your pile of laundry fills the sea with plastic pollution - Guest Work

Guest Author Jul 06, 2017

Natalie Welden, Research Associate: Marine Pollution / Ecotoxicology / Microplastics, The Open University After decades of intense observation and campaigning by conservation groups, awareness of microplastic pollution has fortunately grown. There is now worldwide concern about tiny pieces of plastic litter that are having a harmful impact on marine species and habitats. Large plastic litter has already … Read More