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  • Microplastics on NH Beaches: Presentation and Discussion March 1

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    February 21, 2017
    Blue Ocean Society for Marine Conservation (BOS) is hosting Dr. Gabriela Bradt of New Hampshire Sea Grant (NHSG) to discuss results of the three-year study of Microplastics on New Hampshire beaches conducted by Blue Ocean Society for Marine Conservation and NH Sea Grant. This event will be held on March 1st from 6:30pm-8pm in the Hilton Garden Room of the Portsmouth Public Library on Parrot Ave in Portsmouth, NH.
     
    Plastic pollution has reached crisis levels globally, impacting our waterways, oceans, beaches and making its way into food webs.  Because of the severity of the issue, many research and education efforts are focusing on one of the most insidious forms of plastic pollution- microplastics- small plastic pieces 1-5mm in size.
     
    Last year, NHSC and BOS sampled six NH beaches: Wallis Sands, Jenness Beach, North Hampton Beach, Hampton Beach, Hampton Harbor and Seabrook Beach
     
    How much plastic is on these beaches? Are microplastics a big deal since they are so small? How are these plastics affecting New Hampshire beaches, beach goers, and wildlife? Learn about the results of the three year study, future plans, and how you can help.
     
    About Blue Ocean Society for Marine Conservation
    Blue Ocean Society for Marine Conservation is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to inspiring people to take action and make a positive change for the ocean. Using its leading research, Blue Ocean Society educates people about marine life and the distinct threats to the marine environment. The organization addresses the plastic pollution issue through education and conducting more than 200 beach cleanups each year with the help of volunteers. For more information, contact Blue Ocean Society at 431-0260 or visit www.blueoceansociety.org.
    Contact:
    Jen Kennedy
    jen@blueoceansociety.org, (603) 431-0260