Microplastic depuration of oysters from Galway Bay

A recent study investigating the efficacy of microplastic depuration on two commercial oyster species from the west coast of Ireland has recently been published in the Journal of World Aquaculture Society. This is the first study assessing depuration of microplastics in farmed oysters in Ireland. This preliminary study shows that concentrations of microplastics can be […]

Deep Sea Microplastic Pollution Extends Out to Sediments in the Northeast Atlantic Ocean Margins

Microplastics are ubiquitous emerging contaminants found in every habitat surveyed, building upon international databases globally. Costs and accessibility often correlate to few deep sea sediment surveys, restricting the number of stations within a given sampling area. An extensive survey of the Porcupine Seabight and Porcupine Bank canyons resulted in identifying microplastics in deep sea sediment […]

[New book chapter] Methodologies to Assess Microplastics in the Anthropocene

A new book chapter has been published in the new book “Influence of Microplastics on Environmental and Human Health”, published by Taylor and Francis Group, and edited by Yvonne Lang, ATU Sligo. The chapter written by Dr João Frias and Dr Róisín Nash from ATU Galway focuses on the wide range of methodologies to assess […]