Mon, 21 September 2020
SUFB 1058: Learn Why It's Important To Study How Microplastics Effects Different Marine Mammals And How You Can Help Scientists Fund This Study
Dr. Janessa Gjeltema is an Assitant Professor at the University of California - Davis in Medicine and Epidemiology. In other words, she is a vet that focuses on the anthropogenic effects of pollution on animals.
Jenessa joins me on the podcast to discuss a pilot study that she is crowdfunding to learn how plastic pollution (microplastics) affects different marine mammals. this research will be crucial in our journey to stop plastic pollution from entering the Ocean.
You can help fund Jenessa's pilot project here: https://experiment.com/projects/which-marine-mammal-eats-the-mostmicroplasticss=discover&fbclid=IwAR2LyFZfXijeUs0G5zgzwFcoSXxk8L01gFD8V_CMQ0xu3Mk0mGr0am2Zz1U
Any donation counts, especially as there is a bonus to the project for the number of people that donate.
What Marine Mammal species would you like to see studied in the pilot study? Share your species in the Speak Up For Blue Facebook Group: http://www.speakupforblue.com/group.
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Direct download: SUFB_S1058_HowDoesPlasticPollutionAffectMarineMammals.mp3
Category:Microplastics -- posted at: 12:00am EDT