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Microplastics
microplastics

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). ###Questions [questions:microplastics] ###Activities [activities:microplastics] ###Research notes [notes:microplastics]...


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stevie "Hi All! Reminder the call is tonight! Looking forward to speaking with you then. " | Read more » about 2 years ago
eustatic "I misread the title as "turbulence" and thought, yeah, perhaps you could add weight to the floats somehow, to stabilize the mouth of the net. But ..." | Read more » about 2 years ago
eustatic "Yo. I am doing Nurdle Patrol in Louisiana, and trying to coordinate with LSU. This is a particular kind of plastic pollution that is directly dep..." | Read more » about 2 years ago
eustatic "Yo. I am doing Nurdle Patrol in Louisiana, and trying to coordinate with LSU. This is a particular kind of plastic pollution that is directly dep..." | Read more » about 2 years ago
kazar "Hi all -- looking forward to Thursday. Our team was planning to follow the methods for analyzing microplastics in marine & sediment environment..." | Read more » about 2 years ago
amocorro "Hi Everyone! I am always interested in expanding my knowledge base around microplastics, looking forward to joining this call. " | Read more » about 2 years ago
stevie "Hi all! Reminder this call is this Thursday. Looking forward to it! " | Read more » about 2 years ago
liz "Agree, and will mention that the BabyLegs technologists have identified that 3d printed plastic trawls have a higher risk of leaving bits of plasti..." | Read more » about 2 years ago
stevie "Great question! My first thought would be no, you shouldn't be loosing plastic pieces from the bottle into the waterway, but let's chat about this ..." | Read more » about 2 years ago
Grace_Schwartz "I'm interested in deploying Baby Legs as a part of a chemistry lab this Fall. I'm curious--do any contamination issues arise from using a cut plast..." | Read more » about 2 years ago
jerdasmeltzer "Yes! Very interested! Brief history: I was a scientist (hydrogeology and geochemistry with a background in marine ecology and microbiology) for 1..." | Read more » about 2 years ago
Zomerstopulis "They produce about 2,400 tractors a year which is available in red or blue color. All technical data, specifications, price and other information c..." | Read more » about 2 years ago
kazar "Super interested and the timing couldn't be better! I'm a citizen working with the Lower Susquehanna Riverkeeper and we got funding to pioneer (as ..." | Read more » about 2 years ago
jibe-b "@jibe-b awards a barnstar to maxliboiron for their awesome contribution! " | Read more » about 2 years ago
kgradow1 "I've had success using giant graph paper to do simple models of movement over time. For instance, modeling wildfire mitigation: run as a timed ac..." | Read more » about 2 years ago
maxliboiron "Here are two videos with live builds FYI: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lLVQYbdeC1Q https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=547320069347987 " | Read more » about 2 years ago
jbreen "Here’s a link to the chapter on determining sample size in an ecological study from Charles Krebs’ Ecological Methodologies textbook: https://www.z..." | Read more » over 2 years ago
mimiss " @mimiss has marked @amallozzi as a co-author. " | Read more » over 2 years ago
mimiss "This paper has some solid evaluation of the different ways to digest the squid guts: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0025326X193..." | Read more » over 2 years ago
warren "I almost forgot to post here, one amazing thing you can do with microplastics is to make a Sea Globe -- read about @maxliboiron's beautiful (if tro..." | Read more » over 2 years ago
liz "WOW @najeebyunusa I am so inspired by this work! I hope to hear more from these wonderful young people very soon! " | Read more » over 2 years ago
najeebyunusa "Hello @liz thanks for the correction. I'm delighted to meet you. At GearHub we use 3D printing to produced functional 3D STEM Kits for education. T..." | Read more » over 2 years ago
liz "So glad to hear from you! Also, very glad that the experiment went well yesterday. :D What are you working on at GearHub? Sounds exciting! No need..." | Read more » over 2 years ago
najeebyunusa "This project is incredible, i have seen it is made yesterday when i volunteer to join the ongoing Envirosense Hack Series in Abuja by Vilsquare, Ma..." | Read more » over 2 years ago