31 Oct '13, 2pm

Microplastics Invade Great Lakes

Microplastics Invade Great Lakes

published the first microplastic pollution survey of the Great Lakes region, in collaboration with researchers from the State University of New York (SUNY) in Fredonia, in Marine Pollution Bulletin, a peer-reviewed journal. The researchers found high concentrations of microplastics in the Great Lakes, more than most ocean samples collected worldwide by 5 Gyres, says its co-founder Dr. Marcus Eriksen, lead author of the research paper. The nonprofit says it is the first research organization to have studied and documented plastic pollution in all of Earth’s five oceans.

Full article: http://www.environmentalleader.com/2013/10/31/microplasti...

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