In Antarctica, scientists study extent of microplastics

January 31, 2024

Microscopic studies and other tests on the samples will allow the team of scientists to determine the level of microplastics they contain. They can also be transported in the atmosphere and through the excrement of marine animals and fish. The tiny marine crustacean feeds on the microscopic algae known as phytoplankton, but often mistakes tiny microplastic particles for its food. The Antarctic ice sheet, home to penguins and seals, has been suffering for years from rising global temperatures. The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), in cooperation with Argentina, this month launched its first scientific research expedition to investigate the extent of microplastics in Antarctica.

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