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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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warren "Not awesome, but, this is a great way to generate some sample microplastics to look at. " | Read more » almost 3 years ago
warren "I noticed that the yellow/orange rope we're using sheds quite a bit, if it's helpful to know. I guess I'd assume a finer rope (pea cord maybe?) wou..." | Read more » almost 3 years ago
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liz "@liz awards a barnstar to mimiss for their awesome contribution! " | Read more » about 3 years ago
maxliboiron "Hello! As one of those potential experts, I'd say that we would not get an accurate read on just photos. When we do counts for third parties it is ..." | Read more » about 3 years ago
mimiss "Does the material the rope is made of matter? Have you had any issues with particular types of rope regarding durability to speed/water? " | Read more » about 3 years ago
maxliboiron "I tend to use bright pink/orange rope because we find a lot of rope fragments in our samples here in fishing-land, most of which is white, green, b..." | Read more » about 3 years ago
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CD3000 "Microplastics could be used as epoxy filler to make industrial products that don't end up in ocean, such as picnic benches, decks, picture frames. ..." | Read more » about 3 years ago
Ag8n "Where does incineration rate on the list? " | Read more » about 3 years ago
warren "Via @maxliboiron -- thanks Max! Once plastics have been in the water for a while, they've both attracted new industrial chemicals (like the flame ..." | Read more » about 3 years ago
mimiss "What type of net does this trawl use? " | Read more » about 3 years ago
maxliboiron "Yes!! This will work for plastic forensics! Especially as the light comes from above rather than below (most plastics are opaque). The resolution a..." | Read more » about 3 years ago
warren " OK, i was able to build one using @jiteovien's diagram; I remember at the Nueva School before MakerFaire last year, some of the kids were able to ..." | Read more » about 3 years ago
maxliboiron " Yes-- this is the same process. The issue with washing machines, as Eucastic above points out, is that there is a force to the water that a simple..." | Read more » about 3 years ago
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warren " Hiiii!!!!! Could be related to: https://publiclab.org/questions/warren/10-29-2018/could-the-babylegs-diy-trawl-be-used-to-collect-microplastics-in..." | Read more » about 3 years ago