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This do-it-yourself trawl made from pink baby tights is for monitoring and learning about plastic pollution, like ocean microplastics.
This do-it-yourself trawl made from pink baby tights is for monitoring and learning about plastic pollution, like ocean microplastics.
83 backers pledged $4,291 to help bring this project to life.
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BabyLegs: a DIY research trawl for monitoring ocean plastic

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    A “Field Guide to Microplastics” poster

    A full-color poster showing a wide variety of plastic pollution types and their sources.

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    BabyLegs Basic Trawl Kit

    Build your own DIY plastic trawl from simple parts and use it to learn about plastic pollution at a nearby river or beach. BYOB: Bring Your Own Bottle!

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    BabyLegs Trawl Kit w/ EXTRA TIGHTS

    Same as the BASIC kit, but with 2 extra pairs of tights, so you can keep trawling!

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    • Extra tights
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    Sea Globe Kit (with BabyLegs)

    Construct a tiny microcosm of a nearby waterway to display the plastics you catch. BYOB: Bring Your Own Bottle!

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    DIY Microscope Kit (with BabyLegs)

    A Community Microscope Kit you can build yourself, modified for analyzing tiny plastic bits you catch with BabyLegs. BYOB: Bring Your Own Bottle!

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    • Community Microscope Kit
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    BabyLegs + Globe + Microscope + Poster

    The Basic BabyLegs Kit plus Sea Globe and Community Microscope Kits AND a poster! BYOB: Bring Your Own Bottle!

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    • Community Microscope Kit
    • Sea Globe Kit
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    BabyLegs, PLUS Microscope, Poster

    With a higher-resolution microscope!

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    Sample processing and consultation

    You send up to five samples from BabyLegs to the CLEAR laboratory and then get 45 minutes via Skype to go over your samples in detail to help identify what you've caught and what the data means. Dr. Liboiron and other members of CLEAR will provide analysis, statistics, and the potential sources of plastics you’ve found.

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    EARLY BIRD BabyLegs Basic Trawl Kit

    Build your own DIY plastic trawl from simple parts and use it to learn about plastic pollution at a nearby river or beach. Early ship date!

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