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Keep It Shrimple

Shrimp are crucial because they break down waste to transport nutrients and energy between trophic levels.
They play a significant part in regulating nutrient outflows from ecosystems and nutrient cycles.
This projects examined the microplastic pollution in the Hudson River and examined the effect on local shrimp species.


Ariel Andrade, Jazyln Fuentes, Elsa Sam


Jade Gatling, Alfred Drew

Project Period:

2022 Summer



How does the microplastic concentration of the Hudson River change throughout time?

Microplastic concentration will increase in the Hudson river on rainier days because there will be more trash in the river due to overflow.

How do microplastics affect the mortality rate and physiology of grass shrimps?

If shrimp ingest microplastic, then they will stop having a preference for their actual food and die.

This page was originally developed by BioBus Summer 2021 Jr. Scientist William Rhee.

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