Beach Microplastics

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Given that plastics break down slowly and can persist for a long time, can serve as sources or vectors of toxins, and can enter into coastal food webs, it is important to understand the abundance of microplastics (plastics <5mm in diameter) on NH beaches. Join us in working with Dr. Gabriela Bradt (NH Sea Grant/UNH Cooperative Extension) to quantify the prevalence of microplastics on NH beaches.  We will collect sand samples from beaches subject to high and low levels of use. Plastics will then be sorted from the samples to determine the amount present.

If you are interested in information on upcoming training opportunities, please contact Alyson Eberhardt.