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Anela Choy is an American biological oceanographer, currently Assistant Professor at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California San Diego. She is most noted for her discovery that the stomachs of deep sea fish (living at an average depth of 1000 ft) contain bottle caps, trash bags, and microplastics. In 2018 she won the L’Oréal-UNESCO for Women in Science Award for her work, which focuses on how human activity, such as fishing and plastic pollution, shapes deep ocean food webs. She also led a team that designed a remote-operated device that was released in Monterey Bay to track pollution of microplastics. A native Hawaiian, she is a member of the Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS) and vocal advocate for women in science.
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- Gammon, Katharine (2019-06-06). "'Pieces of human society': deep ocean may be riddled with microplastics". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 2019-10-08.
- "Monterey Bay Is a Natural Wonder—Poisoned With Microplastic". Wired. ISSN 1059-1028. Retrieved 2019-10-08.
- Zhang, Sarah (2019-06-06). "We Were Missing Most of the Plastic in the Ocean". The Atlantic. Retrieved 2019-10-08.
- "L'Oréal and UNESCO Honor U.S.-Based Researcher for Scientific Achievements - L'Oréal USA". www.lorealusa.com. Retrieved 2019-10-08.
- "WSL PURE: Anela Choy Spotlight". World Surf League. Retrieved 2019-10-08.
- "ICYMI: Lifetime Member Dr. Anela Choy's Research on Microplastic Ocean Pollution Featured Across News Outlets – SACNAS". Retrieved 2019-10-08.
- "Anela Choy shares her story | United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization". www.unesco.org. Retrieved 2019-10-08.
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