Michelle DiBenedetto, WHOI Sponsored by: Physical Oceanography DepartmentRead More
A major component of ocean pollution is less devastating and more manageable than usually portrayed.
Researchers from MIT and the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution say that sunlight can break down polystyrene within a few decades.
Polystyrene, a common ocean pollutant, decomposes in sunlight much faster than thought, a new study finds.
Polystyrene degrades much faster than previously thought.
The general consensus of governmental agencies is that it takes polystyrene thousands of years to fully break down. But a new study shows that it may instead degrade in decades or centuries when exposed to sunlight.Read More
Kara Lavender Law, Sea Education Association Sponsored by: Elisabeth W. and Henry A., Morss, Jr., Colloquia Endowed FundRead More
Where are the sources of these microplastics? Well, as a Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution video explains, some of the microplastics may be coming from larger plastic objects such as bottles and other households goods being ground up by the elements.
Mark Hahn, WHOI Sponsored by: WHOI Discovery Center & Visitor CenterRead More
Sara Matsumura, Haverford College Sponsored by: Academic Programs OfficeRead More