Research at the Reserve: Microplastics in the Salt Marshes of Waquoit Bay

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Virtual Presentation: Tuesday, March 23

6:30PM - 7:30PM

Microplastics in the Salt Marshes of Waquoit Bay: A Story of Urbanization & Plastic Waste
An increasing number of studies confirm the presence of microplastics (particles smaller than 5mm) in almost every single ecosystem on Earth. Dr. Lloret has been studying microplastic pollution in the estuaries and marshes of Waquoit Bay. His results show that microplastics have been accumulating in Waquoit Bay salt marshes over the course of several decades. Why is this happening and what are the implications?

Javier Lloret, PhD, Research Scientist, The Ecosystems Center, Marine Biological Laboratory

Join us from the comfort of your home for an informal evening learning about innovative research happening around Waquoit Bay. Each session you will meet a local scientist who will share how they do their research, what they are discovering, and how it applies to today’s issues. There will be ample time for questions and discussion.

Brew up a hot drink, settle down into your favorite armchair and join us to learn something new. We can’t provide the cookies this year, but each week we’ll provide a favorite staff cookie recipe you can try on your own.

Please register below; a zoom link will be emailed to you prior to the presentation.

Questions? Contact joan.muller@state.ma.us

Co-sponsored by Waquoit Bay Reserve, Friends of the Waquoit Bay Reserve, MA Department of Conservation & Recreation, NOAA

 

Free Event

Start Time: 6:30 PM
End Time: 7:30 PM

Date: 03/23/2021

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