Continuing to Collect Data

This week I was able to process a few more sample populations of Sand crabs and have found evidence of microparticle ingestion in every one.  Sadly the ubiquity of plastic pollution in the sandy beach ecosystem continues to be the case.  I have 24 sand crab sample populations processed and have approximately 20 more to finish.  I will be attending the CSU Chancellors conference this Tuesday March 8th with my colleague, Tevin Schmitt.  We will be discussing our individual research projects on how petroleum bed pollution takes its toll on the sandy beach ecosystem.





By Dorothy Horn

I am a senior as Cal State Channel Islands in The Environmental Science and Resource Management department.

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