Thursday, Webinar on Microplastics: What we know and discussion of research needs

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For the week 3 April 2017

Greetings OpenChannels Community Members,

Join us Thursday, April 13 at 1pm US EDT / 10am US PDT / 5pm UTC for a webinar on Microplastics: What we know and discussion of research needs, presented by Carlie Herring of NOAA.

Dive into the world of microplastics with the NOAA Marine Debris Program! Learn about what microplastics are, the different types, the impacts associated with microplastic marine debris, and future research needs.

For more information and to register, please visit

Thank you for being a part of the OpenChannels Community,
-Nick Wehner, Allie Brown, and the rest of the OpenChannels Team

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