Microplastics in the BC coastal ocean

In January 2019 the Pelagic Ecosystem Lab launched a new project to determine the baseline concentrations of microplastics in Baynes Sound, Strait of Georgia, and the uptake up microplastics by zooplankton and herring. Bayne’s Sound is the most important spawning and rearing habitat for herring in British Columbia. This project is a collaboration with the Association for Denman Island Marine Stewards and the K’omoks Nation.

Lab Personnel:

  • Natalie Mahara (MSc)

Photo above: Denman Island herring spawn.