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Microplastics

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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

Lead image from @maxliboiron's work

The "BabyLegs" trawl designed by @maxliboiron is a scientifically rigorous way to collect samples of microplastics out of water, for inspection with a microscope.

Questions

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How many squid should I dissect to determine the average amount of micro plastics in squid guts? @plasticsquid 3 months ago 3
Analysis of microplastics: are there platforms or support for this work? @Bronwen 10 months ago 1
What are rope sourcing tips for making a BabyLegs trawl? @warren 11 months ago 4
What do I do with microplastics after being collected? @warren 11 months ago 6
Can i make a microplastic filter by just putting a nylon over the drain of my washing machine? @hikinghack about 1 year ago 8
Can the Community Microscope analyze ocean microplastics? @jiteovien almost 2 years ago 9
Could the Raspberry Pi Microscope be used for looking at microplastics found in ocean water? @stevie almost 2 years ago 6
How can I identify bits of plastic from the beach in an image? @jlev almost 2 years ago 18
How to process microplastic samples from a trawl @maxliboiron almost 2 years ago 0
Can plastic trawls be used in rivers? @warren almost 2 years ago 3
Can you detect pvc microplastics with a nvdi camera? @Ag8n about 2 years ago 5
Has anyone experienced measuring and analyzing microplastics? @niklasjordan about 2 years ago 4
looking for ideas to detect/remove micro-beads/micro-fibers in water @vibhor over 3 years ago 2
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Research notes

Title Author Updated Likes Comments
How many squid should I dissect to determine the average amount of micro plastics in squid guts? @plasticsquid 3 months ago 3
Build a low-magnification "dissection microscope" for microplastics @warren 8 months ago 4
Trawling with BabyLegs in New Orleans City Park! @mimiss 10 months ago 4
Analysis of microplastics: are there platforms or support for this work? @Bronwen 10 months ago 1
What are rope sourcing tips for making a BabyLegs trawl? @warren 11 months ago 4
What do I do with microplastics after being collected? @warren 11 months ago 6
Bridge Trawl @TestOurWaters 12 months ago 1
Can i make a microplastic filter by just putting a nylon over the drain of my washing machine? @hikinghack about 1 year ago 8
What are some standard bottles we could use to build BabyLegs? @warren about 1 year ago 5
How to use BabyLegs @maxliboiron over 1 year ago 2
Could the BabyLegs DIY trawl be used to collect microplastics in my sink? @warren over 1 year ago 3
Can the Community Microscope analyze ocean microplastics? @jiteovien almost 2 years ago 9
Could the Raspberry Pi Microscope be used for looking at microplastics found in ocean water? @stevie almost 2 years ago 6
How can I identify bits of plastic from the beach in an image? @jlev almost 2 years ago 18
How to analyze plastics forensically @maxliboiron almost 2 years ago 3
How to process microplastic samples from a trawl @maxliboiron almost 2 years ago 0
Building BabyLegs (surface water trawl) @maxliboiron almost 2 years ago 3
Can plastic trawls be used in rivers? @warren almost 2 years ago 3
Can you detect pvc microplastics with a nvdi camera? @Ag8n about 2 years ago 5
Has anyone experienced measuring and analyzing microplastics? @niklasjordan about 2 years ago 4
looking for ideas to detect/remove micro-beads/micro-fibers in water @vibhor over 3 years ago 2
DIY microscope resources @liz over 3 years ago 1
Solutions to Plastic Pollution @Johudson1 almost 5 years ago 2
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