Plasticus maritimus, an invading species
Ana Pêgo · Isabel Minhós Martins · Bernardo P. Carvalho
When Ana was a kid, she used to play on the beach, rather than in her backyard. She would take long walks on the sand, observing tides, collecting fossils and enjoying nature.
But gradually she started to notice that a new invading species was becoming more and more common on the shores: plastic.
To help warning people for its effects on life in our planet, Ana became a marine biologist and decided to start collecting plastics. She even gave a name to this new species: Plasticus maritimus. Ever since, she never gave it any rest and started a project to raise awareness of this issue and promote a more conscious use of plastics.
Based on Ana’s project, this book holds information on the relationship between plastic and the oceans. It also includes a practical guide for collecting and analysing samples of this species on the beach. The main goal: inspiring change. Plasticus maritimus should be wiped out!
Every hour, one thousand tonnes of plastic ends up in the oceans.
That’s the equivalent of a large lorry full of plastic — each minute!
It’s about time we do something about it.
150 × 210 mm
First edition: November 2018
Publisher discount: 10%