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Keeping a Watch on Seaweeds: The Forests of the World’s Coasts

Macroalgal assemblages are iconic on rocky substrata around the world’s coasts (seen here at Maria Island, Tasmania, Australia) in both the intertidal and subtidal zones. Credit: Patricia Miloslavich

COP24 Side event: POGO & AOSED

POGO and AOSED held a joint side event at the UNFCCC COP24 conference in Katowice, Poland.

Call for Shipboard Training onboard SoNoAT2019

We are pleased to announce a call for applications to join a 'South-North Atlantic Training Transect' (SoNoAT) cruise on board the  RV Polarstern in June 2019.

POGO Newsletter Issue 34: October 2018

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POGO Newsletter Issue 34: October 2018

Time-travelling deep sea scientists reveal historic plastics problem

News release from SAMS, October 23, 2018

 

 

Marine creatures living in the deepest parts of the ocean have been feeding on microplastic particles for at least four decades, a study has revealed. 

 

Researchers at the Scottish Association for Marine Science (SAMS) in Oban delved into the institute’s archived samples from the Rockall Trough, an area of deep sea off the west coast of Scotland, to assess the extent of microplastic ingestion in the stomachs of bottom-dwelling starfish and brittle stars.

 

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