By: Elise Granek , Portland State University Veronica Padula , University of Alaska
Pharmaceuticals, microplastics and their byproducts are finding their way into the bodies of Pacific razor clams, Pacific oysters and even showing up in the reproductive tissues of remote seabirds. These emerging contaminants are causing a range of real, potential and unknown biochemical effects on animals and their food webs. In this briefing, researchers will present new results on plastics and pharmaceuticals in coastal marine environments and a review of emerging contaminants in the coastal ocean. Participants: Veronica Padula, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Fairbanks, Alaska, U.S.A.; Elise Granek, Portland State University, Portland, Oregon, U.S.A.; Amy Ehrhart, Portland State University, Portland, Oregon, U.S.A.; Britta Baechler, Portland State University, Portland, Oregon, U.S.A.