Tag Archives: Plastic pollution

Highlights of 2023 (Part 1)

In the first part of the ‘Highlights of 2023’ series, we give our readers a glance of 3 most visited posts about scientific publications in this year. 

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Unveiling the Hidden Sources of Plastic Pollution: Shedding Light on Overlooked Microplastics and Novel Plastic Forms

The impact of plastic pollution on marine ecosystems has received substantial attention. However, there are emerging concerns regarding overlooked sources and novel forms of plastic pollution that have remained largely unexplored. This blog post covers the Special Issue of – ‘Frontiers in Marine Science’ , which sheds light on these hidden sources of plastic pollution.

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Maritime ropes leave behind plasticrusts on rocky coasts

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.

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