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Ecology of Plastic Marine Debris

Dr. Erik Zettler, Associate Dean of Institutional Relations and Research of the Sea Education Association (SEA)in Woods Hole, Massachusetts

Date: Monday, October 1st, 2012

Time: 3:30 pm

Duration: 1 hour

Location: Olin 141

Contact: Lorie Tuma, x4884

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Plastic is now the most common form of marine debris, and its effects on marine life due to entanglement and ingestion are well documented. We are now discovering that plastic marine debris also represents a novel marine ecosystem that supports a unique biological community from microbes to fishes with unknown impacts on marine systems.

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