Microplastic Marine Debris Project Quarterly Updates

Degradation boards holding samples of six different plastics are placed in strategic field sites to evaluate degradation - photo courtesy of Dave Harp
Water samples, taken at identified sites in and along the banks of the Choptank River during all 4 seasons, will help identify how different plastics may be trapped or move in various places in the river at all times of year.
Nardin and Pierson ponder what microplastics may be held in this water sample. Microplastics are everywhere, from our tributaries and open ocean to human's bloodstream and the air we breathe. - photo courtesy of Dave Harp