We would like to say a massive hello to our two interns who have joined us for part of the summer. Tale-Rae and Lucy have just finished their degrees (with 1st Class Honours!!) and are going to be getting some hands on experience with microplastics. They have already been involved in the analysis of some of the hundreds of microplastic samples we have been sent by volunteers. This FT-IR confirmation of microplastics data is essential to the project. They also faced a pretty stiff audience at a local primary school when they gave their first presentation on plastic pollution and the impacts on the environment. Later this month they will be running a microplastic survey in a really contaminated area on Hayling Island and we will update you on that in due course.