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new projects tackling plastics pollution in the ocean and a couple recent publications focusing on oil pollution in the Faroe-Shetland Channel:

The American Society for Microbiologuy has published a paper titled  ‘Inter- and Intra-Annual Bacterioplankton Community Patterns in a Deepwater Sub-Arctic Region: Persistent High Background Abundance of Putative Oil Degraders’.

This paper is related to new projects tackling plastics pollution in the ocean and a couple recent publications focusing on oil pollution in the Faroe-Shetland Channel.

The full paper can be read at https://journals.asm.org/doi/epub/10.1128/mBio.03701-20

A paper has also been  published in the journal Microbiome reporting on the effect of a synthetic chemical dispersant and a biosurfactant for combatting oils spills at sea. Here is a link to the paper online. 

See below a 2 minute video that presents the highlights of the study.

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