Eurythenes plasticus Display

This new display is all about Eurythenes plasticus, a species discovered by Newcastle University researchers.

Eurythenes Plasticus

Dates

Permanent

Visitor information

Times

During museum opening hours.


Location

Ground floor, Living Planet Gallery.


Price

Donations welcome (free entry).

About

This new display in the Living Planet gallery is all about Eurythenes plasticus, a species of deep sea amphipod first discovered in 2020 by researchers from Newcastle University.

They named it E. plasticus because even though the creature lives at the bottom of the Pacific Ocean, it was found with plastic inside its body.

See a holographic display of E. plasticus and learn why plastic in the oceans is a huge problem that we urgently need to solve.