10% of the world’s plastic ends up in the oceans but what do we really know about its impact? Is the “Great Pacific Garbage Patch” really twice the size of Texas? Does plastic break down? Does it sink to the bottom or remain on the surface? What are microplastics? And how does this debris affect the ocean environment from microscopic plankton to large marine mammals? Dr. Law will bust some myths about ocean plastics and set the record straight.
October 18th lecture by Kara Lavender Law entitled Plastics at Sea: Science on a Tall Ship