Maxwell Helmberger

Maxwell Helmberger

Aug 01, 2022

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    About This Project

    We aim to provide the first report of microplastic presence (or absence) in deepwater corals. Deepwater corals aren’t as well-known as their tropical, shallow-water relatives, but their reef structure magnifies seafloor biodiversity by providing unique niches for thousands of species, including many potentially undiscovered ones. Microplastics, if deepwater corals consume them, may present a new threat to these ancient and understudied ecosystems.

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    An ecology project funded by 8 people