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Shoreline Surf Cafe

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2121 Douglas St.
Victoria, BC Canada

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Wednesday, June 2017

Chapter Meeting

Wednesday, June 14 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Shoreline Surf Cafe, 2121 Douglas St.
Victoria, BC Canada
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Microplastic contamination is an emerging threat to marine ecosystems. Many aquatic animals, including fish, mammals, molluscs, and other invertebrates have been shown to ingest microplastics. These particles can disrupt digestive and reproductive processes, act as vectors for other harmful pollutants, and reduce overall animal health. In British Columbia, bivalves are economically important for both aquaculture and wild harvest. As nonspecific filter feeders they are susceptible to ingesting and concentrating microplastics from the water column. Shellfish aquaculture often uses plastic infrastructure…

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