Magnified View of Microplastics and Other Particles Collected in Protected Areas (image) Utah State University Share Print E-Mail Caption Powerful magnification allowed researchers to count and identify microplastic beads and fragments that were collected in 11 western national parks and wilderness areas over 14 months of sampling. Credit Janice Brahney, Utah State University Usage Restrictions With photo credit and in compliance with the paper's embargo specifications. Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.