Mapping Microplastics in UK Waters With GB Row | Life Solved



March 14, 2023

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  • In this episode of Life Solved, Dr Fay Couceiro shares the latest on an exciting partnership between the University of Portsmouth and a 2,000 mile competitive rowing event. In the Summer of 2022, GB Row participants set out to row the length of the UK coastline, but not only that, they were gathering data to help study and map the health of our oceans. The teams took samples with specially designed equipment to capture insights from sound waves to microplastics and environmental DNA. Fay explains how this data is allowing us unrivalled insights into the extent of plastics pollution and biodiversity loss in these waters. To listen to the full episode search 'Life Solved' wherever you listen to podcasts, or click here: You can find out more about this work and other research at the University of Portsmouth website:

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