• Baby loggerhead turtle
    Microplastics are Harming Sea Turtles
    Source: Hillebrand Steve, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Wikimedia commons Microplastics are harming sea turtles Microplastics are small plastic particles less than 5mm (~0.2 in) in size....
  • Cooper the Copepod
    Learn about microplastics with Cooper the Copepod
    Photo by: Uwe Kils. Wikimedia Commons Learn about Microplastics with Cooper the Copepod   Hi! I’m Cooper the Copepod. What is a Copepod? Well, I am...
  • ASC adeventure scientists sampling for microplastics
    Microplastics Science with Adventurers and Scientists for Conservation
    Caroline Gleich & Carolyn Stwertka, Little Cotton Wood Creek, Wasatch Mountains, UT. Photo: Andrew Burr Microplastics Science with Adventurers and Scientists for Conservation Microplastic particles...
  • Social media overload
    Share Your Work
    What's this all about?   Microplastics.science is a brand new hub for learning, sharing and collaborating in microplastics related work. There are so many tools now to...
  • microbead New Brighton
    Microplastics on the Coastlines of Canterbury, New Zealand
    Microplastics on the Coastlines of Canterbury, New Zealand We now know microplastics are now found in marine environments around the globe....
  • Microplastics documentary
    Microplastics by ABCTV-Catalyst
    Check out this short but excellent documentary on microplastics by ABCTV-Catalyst. It quickly describes why these tiny pollutants are likely such a hazard...
  • Sustainable coastlines
    Collecting plastic waste near coasts ‘is most effective clean-up method’
    Analysis finds that placing plastic collectors near coasts would remove 31% of microplastics, versus 1% if they were all in the ‘Great Pacific...
  • Fish caught in the Thames (UK) are full of microplastics: A wake up call
    Surprise! Fish collected from the Thames have been determined to have microplastics in their gut. As much as 75% of flounder had microplastics...