General Ecology-Macro plastics Lab

Dr. Krejci’s General Ecology course at a Bethune-Cookman Univeristy completed the laboratory analysis of macroplastics collected from Tom Renick and Sun Splash Parks in Daytona Beach, FL.

Macroplastics were collected by sieving around 3-gallons of sand. The samples were sorted in the lab into the categories of natural material, hard plastic, wrappers, styrofoam, cigarette butts, rope, and others. All items were counted and weighed.

Next weeks students will learn how to analyze the ghost crab hole density and size compared to the amount of macroplastics.

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