Author Archive: Dorothy Horn
This last weekend I was able to go out to the Island with Dr. Clare Steele and the Conservation Biology class. I was able to enjoy the plethora of knowledge and experience it has to offer. Santa Rosa Island is beautiful but…
As of Friday I was able to get 31 sand crabs dissected and 20 of them had ambient fibers in their stomach content or surrounding tissues. That is approximately 64% of the sandcrabs so far have ambient fibers. Since the…
Today Vanessa VanHeerden and I found that there are micro-plastics in some of the sand samples from the Cook islands. We will be processing the rest of the 85 samples throughout the next month. On another note: Under the advisement and…
You can see there is a big difference just in color in the sand all from the same island.
Microplastics in Sandy Beach Infauna Microplastics PhotoCredit
Meeting with Dr. Clare Steele and Dr. Chris Wheeler this week to take a look at all of the sand samples from Aitutaki and Rarotonga in the Cook Islands.