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UGA researchers, volunteers help push forward microplastics research



April 27, 2021 - Researchers at the University of Georgia Skidaway Institute of Oceanography are working at the forefront of discovering how and to what extent humans are damaging the environment all along Georgia’s coast with the help of community volunteers.


The world of microplastics is a very new field that has gained interest over the past decade or so, and there is still much to be learned about the sources of microplastics and the effects they have on the environment and its organisms.


In 2017, UGA researchers worked on a project looking at microplastics in aquatic organisms in various Georgia waterways, which prompted them to begin looking into what was going on in the water columns in which these organisms were living.



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