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Microplastics Research Shared at the International Association of Great Lakes Research Conference

JUNE 24, 2019 — During the week of June 10-14, 2019, in Brockport, New York, scientists from around the Great Lakes region gathered to discuss important lake-based issues, including marine debris.

A group of people posing for a photo.
Dr. Patricia Corcoran, University of Western Ontario; Dr. Chelsea Rochman, University of Toronto; Dr. Lorena Rios Mendoza, University of Wisconsin-Superior; Sarah Lowe, NOAA Marine Debris Program; Dr. Sherri Mason, Penn State Behrend; Dr. Matthew Hoffman, Rochester Institute of Technology. Image credit: NOAA.

Sarah Lowe, Marine Debris Program Great Lakes Regional Coordinator, co-chaired a microplastics session titled, "Microplastics in Freshwater Systems: Advances in Chemistry, Biology, and Physics." Researchers from both the U.S. and Canada discussed recent occurrences, contaminant concerns, modeling efforts, and sampling techniques for microplastics, including microfibers. Abstracts and program information may be found here.

For more information, please contact Sarah.Lowe@noaa.gov.

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