Apalachicola Riverkeeper is sampling sand for microplastics pollution quarterly at a site along the lower Apalachicola River across from Abercrombie Landing (also called Pine Log) and, more recently, at a sandbar at river mile 14. This is a citizen-science project led by the Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve. Read more here from Dr. Lynn Wilder, program volunteer leading our effort.
What’s the Big Deal about Plastic? blog by Dodie Alber and Dr. Lynn Wilder
New research about fish eating plastic, The Revelator, March 5, 2021
Microplastics pollution and solutions, Pew Trust, March 30, 2021
Microplastics threat to Biscayne Bay and Florida Bay, WLRN, April 25, 2021
FSU researchers find exposure to microplastics may alter cellular function, Tallahassee Democrat, April 27, 2021