The sea as a rubbish tip

Large quantities of globally produced plastics end up in the oceans where they represent a growing risk. Above all very small objects, so-called microplastic particles, are endangering the lives of the many sea creatures. An estimate of how greatly the oceans are polluted with microplastic particles has so far failed in the absence of globally comparable methods of investigation and data. Together with British and Chilean colleagues, scientists of the Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research in the Helmholtz Association have now analysed all published studies on this topic and have proposed standardised guidelines for the recording and characterisation of microplastic particles in the sea. read more

The sea as a rubbish tip

Biologists have prepared guidelines for a more precise investigation into marine pollution from microplastic particles.

Tue 17 Apr 12 from Phys.org

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Guidelines Proposed to Monitor Microplastics in Oceans

Large quantities of globally produced plastics end up in the oceans where they represent a growing risk. Researchers have analyzed all published studies on this topic and have proposed standardized ...

Wed 18 Apr 12 from Laboratory Equipment

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