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Alexandra McGoran
Alexandra
McGoran
https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2693-7646
Plastic pollution in aquatic environments.
PhD Research
2017
Environmental Pollution

The potential for trophic transfer of micro-plastics in Thames Estuary food chains

Research has shown that microplastics are being ingested by a large proportion of fish in the Thames Estuary. Up to 75% of flounder are ingesting plastic. This project will assess whether this plastic originated in the digestive system of the fish prey and whether it can pass through the food chain to top predators, such as seals.
Dave Morritt
RHUL
NHM
Paul Clark
Fishmongers' Company - Eleanor Adamson
Publications
Interview with BBC London News - Thames Estuary Seal's Post Mortem Exam Tracks Microplastics - https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-england-london-44703022/thames-estuary-seal-s-post-mortem-exam-tracks-microplastics The story was also covered by the Natural History Museum - http://www.nhm.ac.uk/discover/news/2018/july/pregnant-seal-found-with-possible-bullet-in-its-head.html
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Social Profiles
https://twitter.com/Pokegirl93
https://www.linkedin.com/in/alexandra-mcgoran-54a715a8/
Account Details
alexandra.mcgoran.17@ucl.ac.uk


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