The Cape Perpetua Collaborative is hosting a Young Scientist Webinar Series featuring graduate students and postdocs sharing their ocean research. This series will take place October – April on the second Tuesday of the month at 5:30pm.
October 12 at 5:30pm - Presenting Anna Bolm
Faculty Research Assistant
Cooperative Institute for Marine Ecosystem and Resources Studies
Hatfield Marine Science Center, Oregon State University
Plastic pollution continues to rise with millions of tons entering the oceans annually. Researchers are still clarifying what risks plastics pose to marine organisms, which can be challenging due to their trait diversity and spatial patchiness. Zooplankton were collected off the Northern California and Oregon coasts in 2019 to identify what types of plastics they're ingesting and inform future risk assessments.