A great discovery was achieved by the University of Michigan researchers. Ocean microplastics can now be detected across the globe and tracking of the microplastics, providing a day-by-day timeline of where they enter the water, how they move and where they tend to collect. This innovation is based on the Cyclone Global Navigation Satellite System, or CYGNSS- it gives a global view on small areas for a high-resolution picture of microplastic
This method was used to detect seasonal change of microplastics in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch and releases from the Yangtze River
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Story Source: Materials provided by University of Michigan. Original written by Gabe Cherry. Note: Content may be edited for style and length.
Source: Science Daily
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