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Microplastics

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Microplastics are small plastic pieces less than five millimeters long which can be harmful to our ocean and aquatic life. source

Lead image from @maxliboiron's work

The "BabyLegs" trawl designed by @maxliboiron is a scientifically rigorous way to collect samples of microplastics out of water, for inspection with a microscope.

Questions

Title Author Updated Likes Comments
Analysis of microplastics: are there platforms or support for this work? @Bronwen 6 months ago 1
What are rope sourcing tips for making a BabyLegs trawl? @warren 7 months ago 4
What do I do with microplastics after being collected? @warren 7 months ago 6
Can i make a microplastic filter by just putting a nylon over the drain of my washing machine? @hikinghack 9 months ago 8
Can the Community Microscope analyze ocean microplastics? @jiteovien over 1 year ago 9
Could the Raspberry Pi Microscope be used for looking at microplastics found in ocean water? @stevie over 1 year ago 6
How can I identify bits of plastic from the beach in an image? @jlev over 1 year ago 18
How to process microplastic samples from a trawl @maxliboiron over 1 year ago 0
Can plastic trawls be used in rivers? @warren over 1 year ago 3
Can you detect pvc microplastics with a nvdi camera? @Ag8n over 1 year ago 5
Has anyone experienced measuring and analyzing microplastics? @niklasjordan over 1 year ago 4
looking for ideas to detect/remove micro-beads/micro-fibers in water @vibhor about 3 years ago 2
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Research notes

Title Author Updated Likes Comments
Build a low-magnification "dissection microscope" for microplastics @warren 3 months ago 4
Trawling with BabyLegs in New Orleans City Park! @mimiss 6 months ago 4
Analysis of microplastics: are there platforms or support for this work? @Bronwen 6 months ago 1
What are rope sourcing tips for making a BabyLegs trawl? @warren 7 months ago 4
What do I do with microplastics after being collected? @warren 7 months ago 6
Bridge Trawl @TestOurWaters 7 months ago 1
Can i make a microplastic filter by just putting a nylon over the drain of my washing machine? @hikinghack 9 months ago 8
What are some standard bottles we could use to build BabyLegs? @warren 10 months ago 5
How to use BabyLegs @maxliboiron about 1 year ago 2
Could the BabyLegs DIY trawl be used to collect microplastics in my sink? @warren about 1 year ago 3
Can the Community Microscope analyze ocean microplastics? @jiteovien over 1 year ago 9
Could the Raspberry Pi Microscope be used for looking at microplastics found in ocean water? @stevie over 1 year ago 6
How can I identify bits of plastic from the beach in an image? @jlev over 1 year ago 18
How to analyze plastics forensically @maxliboiron over 1 year ago 3
How to process microplastic samples from a trawl @maxliboiron over 1 year ago 0
Building BabyLegs (surface water trawl) @maxliboiron over 1 year ago 3
Can plastic trawls be used in rivers? @warren over 1 year ago 3
Can you detect pvc microplastics with a nvdi camera? @Ag8n over 1 year ago 5
Has anyone experienced measuring and analyzing microplastics? @niklasjordan over 1 year ago 4
looking for ideas to detect/remove micro-beads/micro-fibers in water @vibhor about 3 years ago 2
DIY microscope resources @liz over 3 years ago 1
Solutions to Plastic Pollution @Johudson1 over 4 years ago 2
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