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