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Microplastics are very small plastic pieces less than five millimeters long that originate from a variety of human-made sources, such as plastic water bottles, plastic packaging, textile fibers and cosmetics. They can be harmful to the marine environment and aquatic life. This investigation will focus on microplastics in soft shelled clams. Because soft shelled clams are marine filter feeders, will microplastics be present in clams? If so, how will this effect human health?