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SEA Currents: SSV Corwith Cramer

June 27, 2019

Study by SEA Collaborator & Boston Univ. Biologist Randi Rotjan Finds Microplastics in Coral

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Boston Univeristy researchers recently discovered that coral is consuming microplastics polluting the ocean. (Courtesy Randi Rotjan/Boston University)

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"BU Researchers Find Another Threat For Corals: Plastic"
WBUR
By Barbara Moran

"Boston University biologist Randi Rotjan has been studying coral reefs for more than a decade. A couple years ago, she started to notice tiny bits of plastic 'in all of our samples from everywhere,' she says.
To understand how corals grow, she decided she was going to have to study how plastic gets into their bodies, how much is there and how it affects them."

Read the full WBUR story.

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