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Can we retrieve microplastics from our river and insect samples?

Nick Wells (current NGRREC intern) ran a short experiment to see how well he could retrieve a known amount of plastics from sediment and insect samples. Thankfully - it turns out quite a bit! Bodes well for Nicks next experiment on microplastics in river food chains…

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