Author Archives: Local Hero

The M/V X‑Press Pearl nurdle spill: contamination of burnt plastic and unburnt nurdles along Sri Lanka’s beaches

Bennett, N. J., Katz, L., Yadao-Evans, W., Ahmadia, G. N., Atkinson, S., Ban, N. C., Dawson, N.M., de Vos, A., Fitzpatrick, J., Gill, D., Imirizaldu, M., Lewis, N., Mangubhai, S., Meth, L., Muhl, E.K.Advancing social equity in and through marine conservation. Frontiers in Marine Science, 8, 994.

Cetacean strandings from space: Challenges and opportunities of very high resolution satellites for the remote monitoring of cetacean mass stranding

Bennett, N. J., Katz, L., Yadao-Evans, W., Ahmadia, G. N., Atkinson, S., Ban, N. C., Dawson, N.M., de Vos, A., Fitzpatrick, J., Gill, D., Imirizaldu, M., Lewis, N., Mangubhai, S., Meth, L., Muhl, E.K.Advancing social equity in and through marine conservation. Frontiers in Marine Science, 8, 994.

Episode 4: Hermit crab habitat by Abdullah Haniffa 7

Hidden life on marine plastics

My journey with microplastics began back in 2019 when I investigated microplastic ingestion by common anchovies and sardines in Sri Lanka and Australia. In Sinhalese, these species are referred to as Haalmassa (Stolephorus commersonnii), Saalaya (Sardinella gibbosa), and Hurulla (Ablygaster sirm), and all of these are popular seafood choices of Sri Lankans.

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