Babylegs Aquatic Trawl
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BabyLegs is a research trawl (net system) for monitoring plastic pollution, especially microplastics, in surface water. BabyLegs works by collecting tiny particles (including plant and animal mater), so it can be used to survey a number of different environmental issues.
Originally designed by Max Liboiron at the activist science laboratory CLEAR for sampling in Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada, BabyLegs is specifically built with items that are easy to come by in northern, rural communities. But the design supports hacks, replacements, and innovations that suit local needs.
This kit includes three pairs of pink nylon tights, a hose clamp, marine environment rope, large zip ties and two sample containers. Bottles for flotation can be sourced locally from your own recycling bin.
Read more about the kit at https://publiclab.org/babylegs