July 30, 2018 - Dispatch From Nanuq: arctic pollution
Another dispatch from Safiria Buono! Safiria is working on the microplastics project on board Nanuq and describes how pervasive the material is in the Arctic environment:
“Unfortunately, plastic is all too common out here. We have seen, during our shifts, a bit less than 10 big pieces of floating plastic in 7 days. The probability of encountering plastic so frequently out in the open Arctic sea, so far from sources of pollution, should be really thin.”
Read the full dispatch here!