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Marine Litter Action Network | Marine Conservation Society

Marine Litter Action Network | Marine Conservation Society | Marine Litter | Scoop.it
The Marine Conservation Society-led Marine Litter Action Network will identify practical solutions to reduce marine litter now. Read for The Network's plans.
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Plastic Junk Litters Our Oceans, Killing Sea Life — And It’s Getting Worse

Plastic Junk Litters Our Oceans, Killing Sea Life — And It’s Getting Worse | Marine Litter | Scoop.it
These plastics can make the water look like a giant murky soup, intermixed with larger items such as fishing nets and buoys.
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Plastics, human health and environmental impacts: The road ahead

Plastics, human health and environmental impacts: The road ahead | Marine Litter | Scoop.it
2014 article in Reviews on Environmental Health summarizing relevant research findings on the benefits, dangers, disposal of, and future innovative potential for plastics.

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Human health, wealth require expanded marine science, experts say (Constantine Alexander's blog)

Human health, wealth require expanded marine science, experts say (Constantine Alexander's blog) | Marine Litter | Scoop.it
In Rome, European experts publish a 'common vision' of priorities for marine research and action through 2020 Some 340 European scientists, policy-makers and other experts representing 143 organizations from 31 countries spoke with one voice today, publishing a common vision of today's most pressing marine-related health and economic threats and...
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Follow Along as NOAA Clears the Waters of the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands

Follow Along as NOAA Clears the Waters of the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands | Marine Litter | Scoop.it
Turquoise waters, vibrant coral reefs, white sand beaches—this is often what we think of when we think about far-off islands in the Pacific Ocean. But even the furthest reaches of wilderness, such ...
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Three Things You Should Know About Pearl and Hermes Atoll

Three Things You Should Know About Pearl and Hermes Atoll | Marine Litter | Scoop.it
Two Marine Debris Program staffers are participating in NOAA's annual mission to remove derelict nets and other marine debris from sensitive coral reefs and shorelines in Papahānaumokuākea Marine N...
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Ocean Experts Call for Greater Local Government Role in Fight Against Marine Waste Fresh Strategies to tackle Pollution, Plastics and Climate Impacts to be Included in New Plan to Manage the World’...

Ocean Experts Call for Greater Local Government Role in Fight Against Marine Waste Fresh Strategies to tackle Pollution, Plastics and Climate Impacts to be Included in New Plan to Manage the World’... | Marine Litter | Scoop.it
Source: MAP Athens, 1 October 2014 – Leading scientists and policymakers meeting in Athens this week acknowledged that marine litter remained a “tremendous challenge” in almost all regions of the w...
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Citizen Science Tuesday: Microplastics Project

Citizen Science Tuesday: Microplastics Project | Marine Litter | Scoop.it
Have you heard of microplastics? Every time you wash your clothes, you release 2,000 into the water system. But now you can help—as a citizen scientist.
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Marine Protected Areas: how to improve community support? (Constantine Alexander's blog)

Marine Protected Areas: how to improve community support? (Constantine Alexander's blog) | Marine Litter | Scoop.it
By Science for Environment Policy Plans for new Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) need to consider social impacts alongside economic and environmental impacts, according to a recent study, which found that an MPA in the UK has increased some tensions within its local community. The researchers suggest that collaborative management could...
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Reducing Plastic Debris in the Los Angeles and San Gabriel River Watersheds - Algalita | Marine Research and Education

Reducing Plastic Debris in the Los Angeles and San Gabriel River Watersheds - Algalita | Marine Research and Education | Marine Litter | Scoop.it
Algalita Marine Research and Education recently entered into a joint project with the University of California, Santa Barbara Bren School. During 2013/2014, Masters level students completed a Masters Project Thesis: “Reducing Plastic Debris in the Los Angeles and San Gabriel River Watersheds”.  Contact us if you would like to receive copies of the complete thesis …
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This Is How Your Plastic Bag Ends Up In Massive Ocean Garbage Patches

This Is How Your Plastic Bag Ends Up In Massive Ocean Garbage Patches | Marine Litter | Scoop.it
This Is How Your Plastic Bag Ends Up In Massive Ocean Garbage Patches. Be aware. Make a Change. #EarthDay
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▶ Expedition CLEAN: We Can Clean the Ocean - YouTube

Rozalia Project knows all about marine debris. Do you? This is our wrap-up video from Expedition CLEAN on the Gulf of Maine, August 2014 on American Promise....
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Marine Debris Divers Find Potential Tsunami Debris in Pearl and Hermes Atoll

Marine Debris Divers Find Potential Tsunami Debris in Pearl and Hermes Atoll | Marine Litter | Scoop.it
Two Marine Debris Program staffers are participating in NOAA’s annual mission to remove derelict nets and other marine debris from sensitive coral reefs and shorelines in Papahānaumokuākea Marine N...
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NYC Marine Science Festival: SUBMERGE!

NYC Marine Science Festival: SUBMERGE! | Marine Litter | Scoop.it
By: Keith Cialino On October 5, I represented the NOAA Marine Debris Program at Submerge!: NYC Marine Science Festival, hosted by the Hudson River Park Trust and New York Hall of Science. The event...
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Plastic Soup News: Study: 75 percent of Australia's ocean debris is plastic

Plastic Soup News: Study: 75 percent of Australia's ocean debris is plastic | Marine Litter | Scoop.it

About 75 percent of the trash found in the waters off Australia’s beaches is plastic, with most of that coming from local sources rather than sea-borne debris drifting in, according to a Sept. 15 study from scientists and the social investment arm of energy company Shell Australia.

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Marine Litter: Plunging Deep, Spreading Wide | Inter Press Service

Marine Litter: Plunging Deep, Spreading Wide | Inter Press Service | Marine Litter | Scoop.it

A conservative estimate of overall financial damage of plastic to marine ecosystems stands at 13 billion dollars each year, according to a press release from UNEP released on Oct. 1.

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Annual "Keep The Sea Free of Debris Art Contest!" OR&R's Marine Debris Program

Annual "Keep The Sea Free of Debris Art Contest!"  OR&R's Marine Debris Program | Marine Litter | Scoop.it

Criteria for Art & Description
Each entry must be composed of a piece of artwork and a description (on entry form). All must meet the requirements below. Students are highly encouraged to check out the rest of the NOAA Marine Debris Program's website for information about marine debris.

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What Does It Take To Be A Marine Debris Diver?

What Does It Take To Be A Marine Debris Diver? | Marine Litter | Scoop.it
Two Marine Debris Program staffers are participating in NOAA’s annual mission to remove derelict nets and other marine debris from sensitive coral reefs and shorelines in Papahānaumokuākea Marine N...
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Drowning in plastic

Drowning in plastic | Marine Litter | Scoop.it
The threat of the increasing amount of garbage in the world’s oceans is a “tremendous challenge”, threatening the planet’s marine ecosystems with the potential for “significant socio-economic consequences,” states United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).
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A story about fish, plastic debris and sex | Deep Sea News

A story about fish, plastic debris and sex | Deep Sea News | Marine Litter | Scoop.it
This is a guest post by Chelsea Rochman. Chelsea is a post-doc at the University of California Davis. This is her fourth guest post at DSN, and the first one to
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Can fair trade plastic save people and the planet?

Can fair trade plastic save people and the planet? | Marine Litter | Scoop.it
(Phys.org) —It's old news that open-source 3D printing is cheaper than conventional manufacturing, not to mention greener and incredibly useful for making everything from lab equipment to chess pieces. Now it's time add another star to the 3D printing constellation. It may help lift some of the world's ...
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