Festival visitors turn microplastic detectives

Scottish Association for Marine Science at Dunstaffnage, near Oban.

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Turn microplastic detective this weekend as part of the Festival of the Sea event.

Visitors to the ocean Explorer Centre at Dunstaffnage on Saturday and Sunday will be able to use different tools to look at microplastics and try to work out how these tiny plastic pieces are coming from land and ending up in the ocean.

The sessions will be run by  SAMS PhD students from 11.30am to 4.30pm.

Visitors to the centre will also be able to hear Oban scientists sharing the latest insights on human impacts on the marine ecosystem and artists will also be there exhibiting their creative responses to ocean litter.

The cafe and shop will be open.