Community-Based Monitoring Methods for Marine Plastics in the Food Web
Monday, July 17, 7-9 p.m.
Aboriginal Resource Centre, College of the North Atlantic, Happy Valley-Goose Bay
Since her arrival to Newfoundland three years ago, Dr. Max Liboiron has found plastics in northern fulmar from the Labrador Sea and in dovekies and codfish caught around the Avalon Peninsula — but not in salmon, caplin or silver hake caught around the island of Newfoundland. Her lab, Civic Laboratory for Environmental Action Research (CLEAR), specializes in community and grassroots environmental monitoring of marine plastics so that people can investigate their own environments and food sources for plastics. Dr. Liboiron will share findings of previous studies conducted in Newfoundland, as well as outline community science methods used to do the research that could be used in Labrador.
Presented by Labrador Institute of Memorial University