• Trawling

    At each site, the surface water was trawled for 1 km and around 800 liters of water was filtered. This left the researchers with the particles that ha...

  • Christina and Lucy

    Christina Ripken and author, Lucy Dickie, discuss Christina’s research on microplastics at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate ...

  • Research ship

    In September 2018, Christina spent a day collecting samples from 11 sites from around Okinawa, stretching from the very south just off Cape Hedo in th...

  • Tiny plastic

    The physics technique used meant that Christina could look at these tiny particles and detect exactly what was present. ...

  • Christina Ripken

    Christina Ripken holds up a jar of microplastics that were collected from a local beach. ...

  • Plastic and shells

    Plastic is being found with different types of marine matter. ...

  • Tiny pieces of plastic

    Tiny pieces of plastic – like these microplastics – are being found on beaches and throughout the world’s oceans. Christina Ripken’s research ...

  • REPS JAPAN

    SEED TECH developed by REPS JAPAN, is a process for compacting performance supplements, such as protein powder, into solid capsules that can be d...

  • 液滴の図

    この研究では、大きめの呼吸器の飛沫は、地面に落ちる前に1メートルまでしか飛ばないことがわかった。しか...