Examining microplastics in estuarine zooplankton samples

Final grades for Fall 2019 have been submitted, and while the courses may be over the research continues on. Dr. Krejci was asked to contribute to a proposal seeking to develop new FTIR technologies. Zooplankton samples collected from the Gamble Rogers State Park in the Matanzas/Halifax River have shown high levels of microplastic filaments. In one milliliter of preserved zooplankton, there can be over 5 threads of filaments, some covered in biofouling.

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