Microplastics – Movement in Maryland Eastern Shore Waterways to be Studied

A January 5, 2022, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science news release https://www.umces.edu/news/new-study-tracks-microplastics-in-watershed reports that the Center has been awarded “… two-year NOAA Marine Debris Program … [to] track how microplastics move through the Choptank River watershed … The project studies the fate and transport of microplastics, providing a baseline of understanding of what kind of plastics exist in the waterway and how they move through coastal systems, particularly how marsh wetlands and underwater grasses impact their flow and where they end up during different seasons throughout the year … This study will work to understand what kind of plastics exist in the waterway and how they move through coastal systems … The project will develop and model scenarios to determine which factors and mitigation strategies could have the greatest impact on reducing marine debris in riverine environments …” #MicroPlastics #SingleUsePlastic #PlasticWaste @UMCES @NOAADebris

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