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The sailor racing around the world to gather vital data on ocean microplastics

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The sailor racing around the world to gather vital data on ocean microplastics
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A competitive sailor is about to take a very different approach to his upcoming races.

French skipper Fabrice Amedeo is about to take part in two major events: the Arctic Vendée departing from Les Sables d'Olonne on Saturday and the around-the-world monohull race Vendée Globe in November.

In a world-first, Amedeo has decided to use these experiences as an opportunity to collect vital data on microplastics, as he ventures into previously uncharted waters for scientists.

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