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Nurdle Patrol

Nurdle Patrol is searching for plastic pellets (nurdles) washing up on beaches across the country to try and find the source of pollution, and to work with regulators on stricter permit requirements for plastic makers and handlers.

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Geographic Scope: United States, Mexico, and Canada

Project Status: Active - recruiting volunteers

Participation Tasks: Data entry, Identification, Site selection and/or description, Specimen/sample collection,

Start Date: 11/28/2018

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Fields of Science: Animals, Biology, Birds, Chemistry, Ecology and environment, Education, Nature and outdoors, Ocean/water and marine, Science policy

Intended Outcomes: Conduct 10 minute surveys collecting nurdles to map concentrations of pollution.