Wastewater remedy crops launch microplastics into the setting, the place they accumulate and pose a menace to wildlife. However by finding out the best way a manta ray feeds on plankton, scientists within the US have designed a filtration system that captures the tiny fragments with out getting clogged.
Voice: Patrick Aryee
Digital producers: Christopher Brooks and Jennifer Inexperienced
Animator: Jules Bartl
With because of Prof Misty Paig-Tran, California State College, Fullerton
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