BIOL 381 – Microplastic Video


Erikson, M., Mason, S., Wilson, S., Box, C., Zellers, A., Edwards, W., … Amato, S. (2013, December 15). Microplastic contamination in the surface area waters of the Laurentian Great Lakes. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 77( 1-2), 177-182 Obtained November 17, 2016, from Google Scholar.

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Mazurais, D., Ernade, B., Quazuguel, P., Severe, A., Huelvan, C., Madec, L., … Zambonio-Infante, J. (2015, December). Examination of the effect of polyethylene microbeads consumption in European sea bass (Dicentrarchus labrax) larvae. Marine Environmental Research, 112( Part A), 78-85 Obtained November 12, 2016, from Google Scholar.

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Rochman, C. M., Kross, S. M., Armstrong, J. B., Bogan, M. T., Darling, E. S., Green, S. J., … Verissimo, D. (2015, September 3). Scientific Evidence Supports a Ban on Microbeads. Environmental Science & Technology, 49(18), 10759-10761 doi: 10.1021/ acs.est.5 b03909

Schroeck, N. J. (2016, Spring). Microplastic Pollution in the Great Lakes: State, Federal, and Common Law Solutions. University of Detroit Mercy Law Review, 93(273), 273-291 Obtained November 15, 2016, from Google Scholar.

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