eXXpedition: All-women voyage highlights plastic in the ocean

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Life & Soul Magazine

eXXpedition, an all-women microplastic research expedition, completed a round trip of Britain in the Summer to raise awareness of ocean plastic and sample the water to see what damage is being done.

The month long voyage aboard S/V Sea Dragon, which started in Plymouth on 8 August, sailed into the heart of all four of Britain’s capital cities, Cardiff, Belfast, Edinburgh and London, as well as to the Isle of Arran in the Clyde.

The all-female crew collected scientific samples and data on plastics and toxics in UK waters. These samples and data will be analysed by specialists across the UK, in Germany and in the USA and will help provide a clearer image of plastic and toxic pollution in UK waters.

The female crew members included scientists, students, artists, filmmakers, business women, psychologists, ocean activists and sustainability professionals, who ranged from first-time to experienced sailors. They battled against fierce winds and sea sickness…

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