Plastic pollution and microplastics in particular are a significant threat to marine ecosystems and human health.

The Big Microplastic Survey is a global project that will use citizen science to gather essential data about microplastics and mesoplastic in rivers, lakes and coastal regions

Get involved!  The project is open to anyone, whether you are an organisation, academic institution, or a concerned individual.  If you have access to a beach, riverbank, lakeside, or coastline you can get involved.

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“The whole of the eco systems of the world are based on the healthy ocean and if that part of the planet becomes dysfunctional and goes wrong, then the whole of life on this planet will suffer”

Sir David Attenborough

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Big Microplastic Survey in the New Scientist

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The Big Microplastic Survey, our global citizen science research project gathering data about microplastics and mesoplastics on coastlines and riverbanks around the world, featured in the New Scientist magazine last week. You…

Just One Ocean interns collecting BMS data

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In the summer of 2022 we provided an opportunity for some marine science undergraduates from the University of Portsmouth to participate in our new Just One Ocean Marine Conservation Internship…

Microplastics found in human blood

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Source: The Guardian It was inevitable but microplastics have been found in human blood. A recent article in the Guardian reports that "Microplastic pollution has been detected in human blood…