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Microplastics are small plastic pieces less than five millimeters long which can be harmful to our ocean and aquatic life. [source](https://oceanservice.noaa.gov/facts/microplastics.html)
Lead image from @maxliboiron's [work](/questions/maxliboiron/07-19-2018/how-to-analyze-plastics-forensically)
The "[BabyLegs](/wiki/babylegs)" trawl designed by @maxliboiron is a scientifically rigorous way to collect samples of microplastics out of water, for inspection with a [microscope](/micro).