Professor Evan Ward’s research video highlighted in TV program about microplastics

Professor Evan Ward of Marine Sciences has been studying how microparticles, including plastics, are captured and ingested by bivalve molluscs (mussels, oysters, clams) for over 20 years.  Recently, one of his research videos of the process, recorded inside living bivalves by means of endoscopy, was highlighted in an Australian TV story about microplastics in the marine environment.  The story was produced by Australia’s leading science TV program, Catalyst, and aired on ABC in that country.  It can also be viewed world-wide on the Catalyst web site, the link to which can be found here:


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