Microplastic Research and Protecting Our Oceans with Kestrel Weather Meters

Plastic in the ocean is an overwhelming problem throughout the world with more than 8 million tons of plastic dumped into the sea each year. Animals such as sea turtles and seals get caught in plastic litter and even die from ingesting it. However, while items such as plastic bottles present plenty of problems, another significant issue is microplastics. Only 1% of microplastics are visible from the surface of the ocean, although some may wash up on beaches. What are Microplastics? Microplastics are small plastic particles that are about 5mm in length - approximately the size of a pencil eraser....

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