The #plastisphere refers to the unique and diverse collection of marine #microbes that colonise marine #plastic. These include bacteria, fungi, plankton and also viruses, which are very topical at the moment due to Covid-19.
In different parts of the world, harmful microbes such as pathogens were found to have “hitch hiked rides” on marine plastic. If this happens in South Australian waters, remains an unknown.
Learn more about interesting #microplastic research coming our of South Australia - https://blog.ausocean.org/2021/01/the-hidden-inhabitants-of-marine-plastic.html
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