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Observation created by Radium at Singing River Academy on 12/17/2020

In Investigation: Microplastics in our local ocean waters

Time & Place

LocationSinging River Academy
Date12/16/2020
Time12:00 pm

Field Collection Data

Beach NameSchool campus-Due to field trip restrictions
Nearest TownGautier MS
Direction Beach FacesNorth
How did you collect your water sample?Tow Net
# of gallons of water collected4
Precipitation types observed1 inch of rain
Wind directionNorth
Water temperature (Celsius)21
Field NotesMy students collected 4 gallons of water from our ditch at Singing River Academy. The students then filtered the water and counted the different types, colors, and size of the microplastics found.

Qualitative Data

Sample's labelWilson's samples from school campus-due to COVID 19, no beach trips
Are micro plastic FIBERS present?Yes
List colors of micro plastic FIBERS observeddark blue, red, and black
Are micro plastic PELLETS OR FRAGMENTS present?Yes
List colors of micro plastic PELLETS/FRAGMENTS observedlight blue, yellow and white

Type & Color Only

Color, Shape & Size

Microplastic #1 - ColorBlue
Microplastic #1 - ShapeAngular
Microplastic #1- Size4.0
Microplastic #2 - ColorBlack
Microplastic #2 - ShapeRound
Microplastic #2 - Size4.0
Microplastic #3 - ColorRed
Microplastic #3 - ShapeAngular
Microplastic #3 - Size3.0
Microplastic #4 - ColorBlack
Microplastic #4 - ShapeRound
Microplastic #4 - Size4.5

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