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Microplastics: the invisible menace

Microplastics, fragments of plastic lower than 5 mm in size, are found in every environmental compartment, both in terrestrial and marine ecosystems. A research group from Vigo University (Galicia, Spain) led by Prof. Ricardo Beiras are studying the uptake by plankton and transfer into marine food webs, as well as their toxic effects. The in depth knowledge on these issues will be useful also to prevent implications of microplastics on human health.

Year: 2018
Duration: 10:52 min.
Direction and production: Carlos Veloy Domínguez
Images recorded in ECIMAT & Aquarium Finisterrae.
 

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