It has recently been discovered that plastic debris can form crusts on intertidal rocks. This phenomenon has been termed- plasticrust, but the formation process and potential plastic sources are unknown. In this study, we show for the first time that discarded maritime ropes are plasticrust sources and that summer rock surface temperature can contribute to plasticrust formation.Continue reading
In the first part of the ‘Glimpse of the year 2022’ series, we give our readers a glance of 3 most visited posts about scientific publications in this year.Continue reading
Baylor University is accepting applications for the position of Assistant Professor of Biology – Microbial Ecology/Environmental Genomics (tenure track). The position begins in Fall 2023.Continue reading
In this blogpost, Sonja Ehlers reports how microplastic loads in rocky intertidal snails from the North Sea, Mediterranean and Atlantic Ocean are consistent across space and time. The majority of the contained microplastics consisted of paint chips that likely derived from ships or maritime equipment. Such paint chips can contain toxic antifouling substances and heavy metals.Continue reading
Akvaplan-niva in Norway is looking for a master student to investigate levels of contaminant mixtures in humpback and killer whales along the coast of Northern-Norway.Continue reading
The Marine Resources Department of the Center of Research and Advanced Studies in Merida, Mexico, is looking for a PostDoc in Petroleum Hydrocarbons Environmental Geochemistry.
The University of North Carolina Wilmington (UNCW) is hiring a postdoctoral researcher with knowledge in analytical chemistry to conduct research on marine microplastics within the Department of Biology and Marine Biology. Continue reading