Baykeeper Field Investigator Sienna Courter was out on the patrol boat recently with Dr. Katlin Bowman for a new round of microplastics sampling in the Bay. The sampling is for a National Geographic study that will help answer critical questions about the relationship between mercury and microplastic pollution.
The team turned up many microplastic particles that will be sent for testing in the lab. We also found some not-so-micro plastics, like strands of plastic Easter "grass" (pictured below). If you're decorating Easter baskets this year, think of the Bay and skip the fake grass!