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Marine microplastics

Delaware Sea Grant funds research on microplastics found in Delaware Bay

Microplastics — small pieces of plastic less than five millimeters long — are an emerging marine pollution issue with implications for the health of the ocean and aquatic species. (more…)

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Polar night

Arctic excursion explores how sea life copes with continuous winter darkness

When the North Pole tilts away from the sun during the winter, the Arctic region plunges into weeks of continuous darkness. The sun never peeks above the horizon, casting only a twinge of blue twilight at midday, and the moon dimly illuminates the landscape at night if conditions are clear. 

People living in this “polar night” have adapted to the darkness using artificial light, but how ocean inhabitants cope remains to be seen.   (more…)

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