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Le Grand Bleu in 2016 – Episode 3 (Subtitles GB – IT – ES – DE)

Did you enjoy The Big Blue from Luc Besson? Take a look at what it has become in 2016… Based on an original idea and realisation from film director José Eon, with the kind permission of Luc Besson, Expedition MED introduces five video clips to condemn plastic pollution in the oceans and bring up the beginning of a solution with the European Citizens’ Initiative (ECI) petition “Stop plastics in the sea” More information and link to the petition here : http://www.expeditionmed.eu/fr/category/agir-avec-nous/je-signe-la-petition/

Expédition MED : The citizen laboratory

This citizen laboratory for the conservation of the marine environment is aiming to be a catalyst in the scientific world initiating new studies on plastic pollution in the oceans. It is impossible today to clean the oceans, but yet it is our responsability to stop this environmental disaster now. For Expéditions MED, scientific research, citizen mobilisation, the willingness of politics, and industrial solutions are the 4 essential pillars required to stop plastic pollution : Stop plastic in the sea : it’s our slogan and our objective.

 

Video of the ingestion of microplastics by plankton.

Scientists of the Plymouth Marine Laboratory (UK) recently demonstrated that marine plankton is able to ingest microplastics. Plankton being at the base of the food chain, this pollution affects us directly. The video shows for the first time that planktonik organisms can ingest microplastics, proving once again the harmfulness of plastic pollution. Plankton and plastic In this study, scientists have filmed copepods, a planktonic crustacean family, under a microscope for 3 hours in water containing small polystyren balls of 7 and 30 micrometers. The results bring to light the ingestion of microplastics by zooplankton. These tiny crustaceans usually feed on… more »

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