August 13, 2018 - Northern-most microplastics measurement taken!

The team is now heading further south, reaching 80°N by 14 Aug

Team member Safiria Buono took a microplastics measurement using the Mantanet at 82°7 N! She sent this short message about the sad experience:

“Though my hands are frozen, my greatest fear was to catch a piece of ice in the Mantanet, which would have broken it… It was so sad to find a piece of blue plastic in the net after sampling sea water on the rim of the North Pole ice shelf.”

Read Safiria’s full dispatch, where she describes collecting the microplastics data at 82°7N!

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