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Tracking Ocean Microplastics From Space

February 8, 2023


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5-15 mins
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Presented by Michigan News

Researchers at the University of Michigan have uncovered new information about emerging technology to track ocean-dwelling microplastics, tiny flecks that can ride ocean currents hundreds or thousands of miles from their point of entry. The satellites that are used to spot oily or soapy residue in the ocean can also be used to spot these microplastics that hitch a ride in the currents.

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