Just a quick update on our Cornwall Marine Microplastics Researchers Trawlshare project.
We have conducted 7 trawls so far!
We have been very lucky with funding from The Bedruthan Hotel, Sea Changers and now Natural England too.
We have trawls booked up to October so far and we are also able to trawl when Cornwall Seal Group are seal surveying.
We are finding microplastics in the category ‘line’ and ‘ fragment’ mostly so far but we still have many more trawls to do and it will be interesting to see if this changes with the winter season.
We have also used the trawl in a plastics talk given by Newquay Marine Group to Tretherras School. We were able to show them how it works and show some of the microplastics its collected.
The project will continue to March 2018 however we have emailed 5Gyres to see if they would consider extending the lean of the trawl for another year.
We’ll keep you posted!
Thank you everyone who is helping x
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