The Mendenhall Glacier near Juneau, AK is a 13 mile long river of ice which formed long before the widespread use of plastics. This film from follows a team of adventure scientists collecting freshwater samples for the Global Microplastics Initiative from the Mendenhall and the nearby Salmon Creek.
Jaclyn Johnston sails along the eastern shore of Lake Michigan, more than 300 miles from Mackinac Island to Chicago, collecting water samples to help Adventurers & Scientists for Conservation study microplastic pollution.
ASC has found microplastics in some of the world's most remote places. These tiny plastic particles attract toxins and then are eaten by fish and other aquatic life. ASC's research is an important first step in reducing plastic pollution in oceans, lakes and rivers around the world.
Took a first sample this morning for Adventurers and Scientists for Conservation and their microplastics project.
Intended to film while at sea taking the sample, however I decided not to waste time because I was quickly cooling down.
Never go at sea alone or without someone watching you.
More information about open water swimming, someone who does swim alone: http://loneswimmer.com
Check out the project: http://www.adventurescience.org/microplastics.html