Sifting the Unseen

Last Saturday I joined a group of students from uni aboard the Free Spirit to carry out a series of surveys in the Fal Estuary, sifting through the water column to assess the level of microplastics polluting this rich ecosystem. Rugged up in innumerable thermal layers and equipped with sampling pots, two cone-shaped plankton nets and ample [...]

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A Weekend Nurdle Hunt

Last Sunday I joined a handful of friends from uni to help out with a beach clean that had been organised for the small Cornish beach of Poldhu, on the Mullion coastline. Besides bagging as much rubbish as we could whisk off the beach, we were also on the look out for nurdles as part of [...]