Citizen science collection of beached fish tags

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.

Pollution is Colonialism

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.

Plastics & methylmercury

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.