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NOAA: Japan Tsunami Debris Still Expected | Big Island Now

NOAA: Japan Tsunami Debris Still Expected | Big Island Now | Marine Litter | Scoop.it
Carey Morishige, Pacific Islands Regional Coordinator for NOAA's Marine Debris Program, gave a briefing Friday to county and state officials on the status of the federal government's efforts to track the debris.
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Scottish puffins found with plastic pellets in their stomachs | Fauna & Flora International

Scottish puffins found with plastic pellets in their stomachs | Fauna & Flora International | Marine Litter | Scoop.it
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Turning the Tide on Plastic Pollution With Art ...

Turning the Tide on Plastic Pollution With Art ... | Marine Litter | Scoop.it
Although single-use plastics are widely recognized as one of the largest threats to our oceans, plastic pollution is even more nefarious than what washes up on our beaches daily....
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How Do We Measure Marine Debris Baselines? Survey Says!

How Do We Measure Marine Debris Baselines? Survey Says! | Marine Litter | Scoop.it
By: Dianna Parker How do scientists know how much marine debris accumulates on a beach or if efforts to prevent it are working? Survey Says!... Shoreline monitoring and assessment! It's how we get ...
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Reykjavik designers transform marine litter into homeware

Reykjavik designers transform marine litter into homeware | Marine Litter | Scoop.it
Net-wrapped hula hoops are among the pieces by three Reykjavik-based designers that highlight the tonnes of rubbish washed up on Iceland's coast each year.
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SA Scuba Shack's curator insight, March 25, 9:36 AM

Leave it to Icelanders to create such great ideas out of marine rubbish! LOVE! :-)

 

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Impact of microplastics accumulation on the marine environment

Impact of microplastics accumulation on the marine environment | Marine Litter | Scoop.it
"Little is known of the effects of the ingestion of Microplastics at the primary level and whether or not they can be transferred across trophic levels. It is however accepted that Microplastics ca...
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Haida Gwaii Awash With Marine Debris

Haida Gwaii Awash With Marine Debris | Marine Litter | Scoop.it
Listed by National Geographic as one of the best trips to take in 2015, Haida Gwaii is a land of endless shorelines, misty forests, abundant marine life an...
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Trash Talk: Marine Debris Experts Discuss Plastic Pollution

A landmark study, published in the journal Science on Thursday 13 February, reveals just how much plastic makes its way in the world's oceans and the top countries responsible for the ocean-bound trash.
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This High-Tech, Biodegradable Fishing Net Could Help Save Dolphins and Whales

This High-Tech, Biodegradable Fishing Net Could Help Save Dolphins and Whales | Marine Litter | Scoop.it
A Spanish inventor hopes to replace abandoned "ghost nets" that kill marine mammals and other sea life.
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New study reveals the global impact of debris on marine life

New study reveals the global impact of debris on marine life | Marine Litter | Scoop.it
Nearly 700 species of marine animal have been recorded as having encountered man-made debris such as plastic and glass according to the most comprehensive impact study in more than a decade.
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PlasticsEurope hits back on marine debris - European Plastics News

PlasticsEurope hits back on marine debris
European Plastics News
In response, PlasticsEurope said it welcomes any study which helps to better understand the impact and global dimensions of marine litter.
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The Hudson river is full of tiny plastics

The Hudson river is full of tiny plastics | Marine Litter | Scoop.it
Every hour, hundreds of thousands of tiny plastic pieces — each one roughly the size of fine glitter — pour out of the Hudson River and into the ocean. Scientists fear that the particles, and the t...
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How do natural disasters contribute to the marine debris problem?

How do natural disasters contribute to the marine debris problem? | Marine Litter | Scoop.it
Natural disasters such as hurricanes, tropical storms, tsunamis, and landslides have the potential to be the source of a tremendous amount of marine debris. High winds, heavy rain, storm surge, and flooding associated with these disasters can pull large structures, household products, and outdoor items into surrounding waters.
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New Funding Opportunity for Derelict Fishing Gear Prevention Strategies

New Funding Opportunity for Derelict Fishing Gear Prevention Strategies | Marine Litter | Scoop.it
Fishing for Energy has a new funding opportunity available to support outreach and prevention strategies to reduce the impacts of derelict fishing gear to marine and coastal environments. The deadl...
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8 Million Metric Tons of Plastic Dumped Into World’s Oceans Each Year

8 Million Metric Tons of Plastic Dumped Into World’s Oceans Each Year | Marine Litter | Scoop.it
We’ve been hearing for years about all the plastic that is going into our oceans, creating enormous gyres, washing up on beaches, threatening marine life and marine ecosystems in ways we don’t even...
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A Sea of troubles: Stopping ocean pollution at the source | Cyprus Mail

A Sea of troubles: Stopping ocean pollution at the source | Cyprus Mail | Marine Litter | Scoop.it
Cyprus Mail News and More
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What Is Plastic Doing in My Face Scrub?

What Is Plastic Doing in My Face Scrub? | Marine Litter | Scoop.it
Recently, I was surprised to find out that the little beads in my expensive tube of exfoliating face cleanser weren’t made of some beneficial ingredient that dissolved as it was used—they’re actual...
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2015 Art Contest Winners

2015 Art Contest Winners | Marine Litter | Scoop.it
Congratulations to our 2015 Keep the Sea Free of Debris art contest winners! This year, we received more than 600 entries from kindergarten to 8th-grade students with incredible visual messages on ...
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Microplastics threaten Great Barrier Reef corals, say scientists

Microplastics threaten Great Barrier Reef corals, say scientists | Marine Litter | Scoop.it
Microplastics threaten Great Barrier Reef corals, say scientists :: La Prensa :: America in English, portal de noticias y mucho más.
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The Surprising Link Between the Ozone Layer and Ocean Plastic Pollution

The Surprising Link Between the Ozone Layer and Ocean Plastic Pollution | Marine Litter | Scoop.it
Is it crazy to imagine a world without plastic pollution?
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Review: Artists sound the environmental alarm in “Gyre: The Plastic Ocean,” at CDC museum

Review: Artists sound the environmental alarm in “Gyre: The Plastic Ocean,” at CDC museum | Marine Litter | Scoop.it
"Gyre: The Plastic Ocean," takes a provocative approach to the ecological dilemma by combining scientific research with art from international artists.
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Case study of microplastics in the ocean

Case study of microplastics in the ocean | Marine Litter | Scoop.it
Plastic: its ubiquity and longevity is having a significant impact on the marine environment. That's the diagnosis of one of the world's leading experts in the field, Professor Richard Thompson, who is providing evidence to show the escalating presence of microscopic plastic particles in our oceans. ...
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