Gallery: Inhabitat’s Brit Liggett Reports from the South Sea on the Sea...

 

Hello from Chile! Our plastic research expedition with the 5 Gyres Project has set sail in the Beagle Channel and is just coming up on the Magellan Strait. I’ve been chatting more with Anna Rotander, our on-board scientist, about her work — while we wait for the seas to calm so that she can take some water samples. Anna is part of a research facility that studies human and environmental exposure to fluorinated, chlorinated and brominated chemicals. Her lab does research on where these chemicals are found, in what quantities and also documents methodologies on how to record them accurately.

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  1. biaggini007 May 30, 2013 at 2:32 pm

    Hi Brit. Thank for your research.
    Do you have soe data about bacteria or microorganism degrading plastics in Chile?
    Are the microorganisms communities the same in coasts difefrent?
    Which is the potential of metabolism bacteria to degrade plastics in the environments?

    regards

    Patricio

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