NOAA Marine Debris Program

Dr. Polidoro presenting research in ASU Decision TheaterASU Center for Biodiversity Outcomes Associate Director of Biodiversity Valuation and Assessments Beth Polidoro, recently lead a Microplastic’s Risk Assessment with students in the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Marine Debris Program. This research investigates the microplastics and organic contaminants within seafood from American Samoa. Students were able to delve into trainings, laboratory methods and identification of microplastics while also getting a tour of ASU campuses. Beth Polidoro and one of her graduate students are still developing a spatial decision support tool, which they plan to adjust in the Caribbean. Click here to read the full article.