CLEAR has an ongoing commitment to monitor plastic contaminants in fish caught for food in Newfoundland and Labrador. Here are the newest results for cod, capelin, and Atlantic salmon in Newfoundland.
Saturno is studying the relationships between fishing gear nylon shed during the fishing process and the presence of this plastic in the fisheries food web.
CLEAR and Let’s Talk Science have created guides on how to build and use marine plastic research devices in classrooms from grade 7-12.
Scientists believe that plastics are moving from the ocean around Newfoundland, Canada, to the coasts of Scotland. You can create scientific data by collecting and logging data when you find the kind of fishing tags shown here.
Colonialism in Canada is an ongoing structure whereby settler society and government assert sovereignty over lands already occupied by Indigenous peoples. This includes disrupting and exterminating Indigenous life, values, and self-determination, as well as disruption of established relationships between bodies, lands, waters, airs, plants, animals and other beings.
The new article, “Ten Strategies to Reduce Gender Inequality at Scientific Conferences,” is based on a working group at the International Marine Conservation Congress (IMCC) 2016. It is co-authored by Director of CLEAR, Dr. Max Liboiron.
In the province of Newfoundland and Labrador, methylmercury is a contaminant of growing concern. As plastics attract heavy metals, we look at the relationship between them, and whether there is a possibility for using citizen science to monitor the contaminant.
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