miércoles 26 de mayo de 2021 - 08:34 GMT+0000

Playa Grande, in the municipality of Arico, dawns with a blanket of microplastics on the sand. The influence of currents makes marine debris converge on this beach in the south of Tenerife, currently considered by researchers as a hotspot for the massive arrival of microplastics. Island systems are the most affected by this growing problem, which has led the IMPLAMAC project, led by the ULL, to set up an observatory that generates quantitative data on the arrival of microplastics on the coasts of the archipelagos of Macaronesia.

Photo by Liam McGuire.