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Snapshots from the Field: Examining Microplastic Pollution in Hawaii

As part of the first expedition of OET's expanded ocean exploration program, From Shore to the Abyss with The National Geographic Society, the plastic team is conducting a robust microplastic sampling program. Led by Rozalia Project Founder Rachael Miller, the team will create a map of microplastic and anthropogenic microfiber pollution found in the surface waters and air surrounding the Hawaiian Islands of Maui, Lana'i, and Hawai'i Island. This research will contribute as yet undocumented and important knowledge to protect these essential waters.