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Finding Genius Podcast

Sep 27, 2022

What are some innovative and creative ways to reduce the negative impacts of human activity on the environment and marine life?

This is a question at the center of Juan José Bonello’s work as an environmental scientist and lecturer at Malta College of Arts, Science & Technology (MCAST) in the central Mediterranean.

Tune in to explore:

  • How and why Project IMPACT seeks to identify and characterize microplastics in Maltese waters
  • The cultural, economic, and social importance of the marine environment on the island of Malta
  • Which types of microplastics are most heavily concentrated in Maltese waters
  • How microplastics act as vectors and why this is incredibly problematic
  • Whether areas of high human activity are always associated with high levels of microplastics
  • Techniques for conducting chemical analyses on microplastics

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