Every now and then, a human foot washes up on the shore, usually wearing a running shoe. But where did it come from, and where’s the rest of the body.

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Have you ever looked at a lake and wondered why there was a thick layer of green scum on the water? Chances are, you were looking at an eutrophic lake.

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Some species have a bigger impact on their ecosystem than others. These keystone species include predators, prey, plants, and ecosystem engineers.

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CurioCity resources which align with the Nunavut Grade 8 Science Unit of Study on Freshwater and Saltwater Systems.

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Your toothpaste and face scrub probably get their scrubbing power from tiny plastic beads contained within. What is the environmental impact? How can you limit your use? (2:37 min.)

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I have finished my undergraduate and masters in chemistry (MChem), finished my PhD in Biomedical Sciences and have done a Postdoc in the department of Biotechnology and Biomedicine, now on a second postdoc in marine natural products, next step is lecturer.

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This video looks at how the features of plastic that makes is so useful to us (cheap, durable and expendable) have resulted in serious issues in the ocean. Addresses both macro and microplastics.

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Scientists estimate that there are more than 5.25 trillion plastic pieces floating on the surface of oceans.

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Julia collects & analyzes water samples that help in the study of long term trends in open ocean conditions.

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CurioCity resources which align with Nova Scotia's Oceans 11 Curriculum content area: Marine Biome

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