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Funding Opportunity – Open! | Southeast Atlantic Marine Debris Initiative

Southeast Atlantic Marine Debris Initiative - Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina partnering with NOAA to Prevent Marine Debris...
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Bottle cap art: Artist, mom creates beauty from trash :: WRAL.com

Bottle cap art: Artist, mom creates beauty from trash :: WRAL.com | Marine Litter | Scoop.it
After watching a video about the scores of birds who die after ingesting plastics found in our oceans, Denise Hughes, an artist and mom of two, put down her paints for a bit and started collecting bottle caps.
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Ingested microplastics (>100 μm) are translocated to organs of the tropical fiddler crab Uca rapax

Ingested microplastics (>100 μm) are translocated to organs of the tropical fiddler crab Uca rapax | Marine Litter | Scoop.it
Microplastics, which are accumulating in marine sediments, are assumed to pose a risk for deposit feeding invertebrates. We tested whether the fiddler crab Uca rapax ingests and retains microplasti...
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Marine Debris Affects a Species Whether It Is Endangered or Not

Marine Debris Affects a Species Whether It Is Endangered or Not | Marine Litter | Scoop.it
By: Dianna Parker Marine debris impacts hundreds of species around the globe, including endangered species such as the Hawaiian monk seal. Derelict and abandoned fishing gear is a major culprit beh...
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Ocean Confetti: The challenge of micro-plastics | The Kid Should See This

Ocean Confetti: The challenge of micro-plastics | The Kid Should See This | Marine Litter | Scoop.it
Minute Earth: Ocean Confetti, how our plastic trash gets broken down into minuscule bits called micro-plastics.
So what can we do to help? Pair the above with this super-informative video from the NR
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Seabirds, oceanic gyres and plastic pollution

Seabirds, oceanic gyres and plastic pollution | Marine Litter | Scoop.it
There are few studies into marine litter that can match the long term character of the over 30-year long monitoring study by IMARES on plastics in stomach contents of Northern Fulmars in the North Sea. However, one other dataset of comparable duration exists: the Sea Education Association from Woods Hole in the USA has a long-term study using surface nets to measure the accumulation of debris in the plastic soup of the North-Atlantic Garbage Patch. Comparison of these two unique datasets in the
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watch the plastic age starring pharrell exclusively on i-D | watch | i-D

We create 288 million tonnes of plastic a year and it ends up in our oceans. Find out how fashion can help save our seas in our new documentary.
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Volunteer to Clear Marine Debris!

Volunteer to Clear Marine Debris! | Marine Litter | Scoop.it
By: Asma Mahdi The ocean makes up more than 70 percent of planet Earth. It provides more than half the world’s oxygen. And, it feeds our ever growing population. Our ocean planet gives so much to h...
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Race for Water Odyssey, UNEP Event Spotlight Marine Litter - Sustainable Development Policy & Practice

Race for Water Odyssey, UNEP Event Spotlight Marine Litter - Sustainable Development Policy & Practice | Marine Litter | Scoop.it
Crew members of the 'Race for Water Odyssey (R4WO),' an expedition that is conducting the first global assessment of plastic pollution in the ocean, participated in a series of outreach events on marine litter in New York, the US, a stopover after crossing the Atlantic. These events included a plenary session on the Global Partnership on Marine Litter (GPML), which highlighted the need to clean up beaches, seas and oceans while also preventing new plastics and micro-plastics from entering the marine environment.
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April Showers Bring Marine Debris

April Showers Bring Marine Debris | Marine Litter | Scoop.it
By: Dianna Parker April is typically a rainy month for parts of the United States, so much so that springtime precipitation has its own saying. "April showers bring May flowers," or so we've been t...
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Modelling the transport and accumulation of floating marine debris in the Mediterranean basin

Modelling the transport and accumulation of floating marine debris in the Mediterranean basin | Marine Litter | Scoop.it
In the era of plastic and global environmental issues, when large garbage patches have been observed in the main oceanic basins, this work is the first attempt to explore the possibility that simil...
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Sculptures Made from Repurposed PET Plastic Bottles - Design Milk

Sculptures Made from Repurposed PET Plastic Bottles - Design Milk | Marine Litter | Scoop.it
Czech artist Veronika Richterová decided to do something with PET plastic bottles and now creates life-like sculptures from the repurposed material.
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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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6 Simple & Easy Ways to Reduce Your Plastic Use

6 Simple & Easy Ways to Reduce Your Plastic Use | Marine Litter | Scoop.it
It’s up to all of us as individuals to be the change we want to see and keep our surfing playgrounds, and fish, clean for our future generations!
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We dump 8 million tons of plastic into the ocean each year. Where does it all go?

Every single ocean now has a massive swirling plastic garbage patch.
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Check Out the Shocking Story of Microplastic and What You Can Do About it! (VIDEO)

Check Out the Shocking Story of Microplastic and What You Can Do About it! (VIDEO) | Marine Litter | Scoop.it
Did you know that the majority of plastic that is floating around in the world’s oceans is too small to even see?
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▶ Marine Debris Video by Mystic Aquarium - YouTube

What are the causes, effects, and solutions to marine debris? Check out this video made possible by the Sea Research Foundation & Mystic Aquarium in CT throu...
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Washed Up: Alejandro Duran's Site-Specific Found Plastic and Trash Installations

Washed Up: Alejandro Duran's Site-Specific Found Plastic and Trash Installations | Marine Litter | Scoop.it
Working along a single stretch of coastline in Sian Ka’an, Mexico’s largest federally-protected reserve, artist Alejandro Duran collects countless bits of trash that washes up from locations around the world. So far he's discovered plastic debris from dozens of countries on this shore of
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Engineers purify sea and wastewater in 2.5 minutes

Engineers purify sea and wastewater in 2.5 minutes | Marine Litter | Scoop.it
A group of Mexican engineers from the Jhostoblak Corporate created technology to recover and purify seawater or wastewater from households, hotels, hospitals, commercial and industrial facilities, regardless of the content of pollutants and microorganisms in just 2.5 minutes.
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Open-source streetlamps from old soda bottles are making streets safer for women

Open-source streetlamps from old soda bottles are making streets safer for women | Marine Litter | Scoop.it
Communities all over the world can build their own street lighting.
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Inside the super-fast boat that’s mapping the oceans' garbage vortexes

Touring a boat that was built to sail through garbage, at first, may not sound all that appealing. When they docked in New York last week, the six-man crew of the MOD70 Race for Water had just...
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Innovative research aims to prevent derelict fishing trap impacts

Innovative research aims to prevent derelict fishing trap impacts | Marine Litter | Scoop.it
By: Dianna Parker Every day, commercial fishermen around the country deploy hundreds of fishing traps into ocean and coastal waters to land their catches. Far too often, the traps never make it bac...
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Microplastics and microfibres – Manitoulin Expositor

Microplastics and microfibres – Manitoulin Expositor | Marine Litter | Scoop.it
Making their way into our food chain GREAT LAKES—The news keeps getting worse about the ubiquitous microbead, which has spread from human
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Local Marine Lab Uses Drones For Marine Debris Research

Local Marine Lab Uses Drones For Marine Debris Research | Marine Litter | Scoop.it
Duke University Marine Lab in Beaufort is involved in research using drones to document marine debris on beaches around the world. We discuss the RACE FOR
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Big Blue Blog: Did I just find your toothbrush…in the ocean?! | On the Tide

Big Blue Blog: Did I just find your toothbrush…in the ocean?! | On the Tide | Marine Litter | Scoop.it
From shower gel to food packaging, plastic is globally pervasive. We are now finding our plastic waste in places we never intended, such as our oceans. A recent study published in Science estimates that, in 2010, between 10.5 and 28 billion pounds of plastic entered the oceans. That’s equivalent to five plastic grocery bags filled … Continue reading Big Blue Blog
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