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August 16, 2021

Colonies on Plastic

Becca Cox, Sophia Garms & Christina Netta, Wellesley College, St. Mary's College of Maryland & New York University

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The amount of human plastic debris in the ocean continues to rise as human production and consumption of plastic persists across the globe.

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July 23, 2021

A Day on the Seamans

Noah Rixom, A Watch, East Tennessee State University

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Today started as many other do. I was lying awake in my bunk when my fellow watch mate, Kelly stopped by to make sure I was awake and ready to attend today’s watch meeting.

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July 15, 2021

Journey to the Center of the Gyre!

Becca Cox, C Watch, Wellesley College

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As today’s assistant steward, I expected a full day in the galley, pleasantly warm and away from the cool, cloudy weather on deck.

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July 06, 2021

Scientists Study Plastic-Eating Microbes

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SEA in the NEWS
Could plastic-eating microbes take a bite out of the recycling problem?
By Warren Cornwall
Science Magazine

“Muhammad Reza Cordova is searching for treasure amid the water bottles, plastic bags, and plastic foam cups that choke the beaches, reefs, and mangrove forests around Jakarta, Indonesia. In the microbe-rich slime coating some of that trash, he hopes to find organisms to help solve the vexing problem of what to do with the plastic flooding the planet.”

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May 04, 2021

“Fast Plastic:” Evaluating Fast Fashion and Wastewater as a Source for Marine Microplastics…

Lucy Manlick & Emma Iverson, Mount Holyoke College & Macalester College

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“Fast Plastic:” Evaluating Fast Fashion and Wastewater as a Source for Marine Microplastics in the Rachel Carson NERR

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