Future of the Environment

Pristine Antarctic fjords contain similar levels of microplastics to open oceans near big civilisations

The potential for microplastics to impact the environment and marine life is huge. Image: REUTERS/Alexandre Meneghini

Alexis Janosik

Assistant Professor of Biology, University of West Florida

David Barnes

Data Interpretation Ecologist, British Antarctic Survey

James Scourse

Professor of Physical Geography, University of Exeter

Katrien Van Landeghem

Senior Lecturer, Marine Geology, Bangor University


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