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Exeter Marine

Research impact

Climate change



There are more than 5.25 trillion pieces of plastic in the world’s oceans. An estimated 10 per cent of the plastics we produce end up in the sea. Researchers from the University of Exeter are leading the way in investigating the effect this has on marine life and calling for plastic microbeads to be removed from cosmetics.

Whale social behaviour

Work on social behaviour and life history evolution in killer whales has given new insight into the evolution of menopause.