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Debate on the Effect of Plastics on Marine Ecosystems

This weekend, the Portuguese Institute of Sea and Atmosphere (IPMA), in collaboration with the Funchal Marine Biology Station, and supported by the Canadian Embassy in Portugal, will hold their 4th GelAvista Meeting at the Câmara do Funchal. This year’s theme promotes a discussion about plastic pollution on marine ecosystems.

During the afternoon of the 23rd of November, Canadian researcher, Peter Ross who is currently attached to the Vancouver Aquarium will discuss the effects of plastic on marine ecosystems, as well as lecturing about gelatinous organisms as part of the weekend programme.

On the morning of the 24th of November, a walk along Funchal’s waterfront promenade, to Formosa beach will take place.

Entry to The 4th GelAvista Meeting is free.  However, for logistical purposes, those wishing to attend are asked to email their interest at

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