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Climate Scientist John Guinotte | UCSUSA

Climate Scientist John Guinotte | UCSUSA | Marine Litter | Scoop.it
As the oceans absorb carbon, they are becoming more acidic.
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Oyster reproduction is affected by exposure to polystyrene microplastics

Oyster reproduction is affected by exposure to polystyrene microplastics
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The world sends us garbage, we send back music: Favio Chavez at TEDxAmsterdam

Produced by: http://www.fellermedia.com Camera & Crew: http://www.hoens.tv Favio Chávez worked as an ecological technician at the largest garbage dump in Asu...
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Seabin: Floating invention filters plastic pollution out of marine waters (Video)

Seabin: Floating invention filters plastic pollution out of marine waters (Video) | Marine Litter | Scoop.it
It's a floating ocean filter, that works 24/7 to clean the waters in marinas, ports, rivers and lakes.
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Happy New Year from the NOAA Marine Debris Program!

Happy New Year from the NOAA Marine Debris Program! | Marine Litter | Scoop.it
The end of 2015 is fast approaching and 2016 is on the near horizon. At this time, we like to reflect on the past year and look forward to the next. In 2015, the NOAA Marine Debris Program accomplished many things that we are quite proud of. This includes the removal of many tons of…
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Maritime expert’s warning - Is global plastic pollution killing us?

Maritime expert’s warning - Is global plastic pollution killing us? | Marine Litter | Scoop.it
Maritime expert’s warning - Is global plastic pollution killing us?
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Don’t Forget! The NOAA Marine Debris Program Art Contest Ends November 30th!

Don’t Forget! The NOAA Marine Debris Program Art Contest Ends November 30th! | Marine Litter | Scoop.it
There’s still time! If you haven’t already, don’t forget to enter your artwork for the NOAA Marine Debris Program Art Contest by November 30th. If you want to bring awareness to the issue of marine...
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These Worms Eat Plastic! Could They Help Us Avoid Destroying The Planet?

These Worms Eat Plastic! Could They Help Us Avoid Destroying The Planet? | Marine Litter | Scoop.it
I think it’s safe to say that we all know just how irresponsibly we have been using plastic over the past few decades; I don’t even know if we saw it as a problem until quite recently. The damage has been done and there is now so much plastic waste in landfills (and the Great Pacific Garbage […]
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The Dangers of Marine Debris: A Sad Story | NOAA's Marine Debris Blog

The Dangers of Marine Debris: A Sad Story | NOAA's Marine Debris Blog | Marine Litter | Scoop.it
Marine debris can be a dangerous problem for the animals that inhabit the marine environment. Unfortunately, we recently saw this first-hand on a Florida beach. A melon-headed whale that was recovered along Florida’s east coast died due to a large plastic bag in its digestive system. NOAA Fisheries’ stranding network staff, partnering with the Florida…
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“Washed Ashore” Art and Education

“Washed Ashore” Art and Education | Marine Litter | Scoop.it
By: Nir Barnea, Pacific Northwest Regional Coordinator for the NOAA Marine Debris Program The first thing you see as you approach the Washed Ashore gallery in Bandon, Oregon, is a creation of plast...
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Take the 28-Day Plastic Purge Challenge

Take the 28-Day Plastic Purge Challenge | Marine Litter | Scoop.it
The aim of our 28-Day Plastic Purge is to help you ID toxic and unnecessary sources like vinyl and single-use plastics, respectively. Phthalates and BPA
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Save the Date: International Coastal Cleanup

Save the Date: International Coastal Cleanup | Marine Litter | Scoop.it
  Are you ready to take action? Join us on September 19th for the 30th International Coastal Cleanup! Be part of the largest, single-day volunteer effort to fight marine debris! Last year, 560...
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More plastic than fish in the sea by 2050, says Ellen MacArthur

More plastic than fish in the sea by 2050, says Ellen MacArthur | Marine Litter | Scoop.it
One refuse truck-worth of plastic is dumped into the sea every minute, and the situation is getting worse
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13 Giant Sculptures Made Entirely Of Beach Waste To Make You Reconsider Plastic Use

13 Giant Sculptures Made Entirely Of Beach Waste To Make You Reconsider Plastic Use | Marine Litter | Scoop.it
Let these amazing yet disturbing sculptures serve us as a reminder of society's overuse of plastics. All of them were created using plastic materials found in sea or on shore, discarded plastics which we call beach waste. Big bravo to Washed Ashore, an Oregon-based organization, which created most of the listed sculptures and to Xandi Kreuzeder for making Tiger Shark and Roxy Mermaid.
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Know Your Enemy: Marine Debris Research is Essential to the Fight Against It

Know Your Enemy: Marine Debris Research is Essential to the Fight Against It | Marine Litter | Scoop.it
In the fight against marine debris, research plays an important role. New studies have helped us to better understand the issue, although research into marine debris, its sources, and its impacts is still fairly new and there are questions that remain unanswered. The NOAA Marine Debris Program supports research projects that help to address some…
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Tijuana River Action Month Inspires Binational Cleanup Efforts

Tijuana River Action Month Inspires Binational Cleanup Efforts | Marine Litter | Scoop.it
By: Cara Stafford, Guest Blogger and Stewardship Coordinator at Tijuana River NERR From September 12th through October 17th, a total of 3,898 volunteers spent their Saturday mornings removing 85,60...
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That’s Some Scary Stuff: Ghosts, Ghouls & Halloween Debris

That’s Some Scary Stuff: Ghosts, Ghouls & Halloween Debris | Marine Litter | Scoop.it
Halloween is coming! Prepare to be scared, for Halloween comes with lots of frights: ghosts, ghouls and—that’s right—marine debris. Unfortunately, Halloween often means more trash that can become m...
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NOAA Marine Debris Program Releases 2016-2020 Strategic Plan

NOAA Marine Debris Program Releases 2016-2020 Strategic Plan | Marine Litter | Scoop.it
By: Nancy Wallace, Director of the NOAA Marine Debris Program Marine debris is a pervasive problem that threatens our oceans and coastal environments. Since the inception of the NOAA Marine Debris ...
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Student Conservation Association Restores and Preserves Olympic National Park’s Wilderness Coast

Student Conservation Association Restores and Preserves Olympic National Park’s Wilderness Coast | Marine Litter | Scoop.it
By: Dana Wu, Guest Blogger and Project Coordinator for the NOAA/Olympic National Park Marine Debris Removal Project This summer, a NOAA Marine Debris Program’s Community-Based Removal grant enabled...
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NOAA PIFSC Coral Reef Ecosystem Program Removed 32,201 Pounds of Marine Debris from Midway Atoll in the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument!

NOAA PIFSC Coral Reef Ecosystem Program Removed 32,201 Pounds of Marine Debris from Midway Atoll in the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument! | Marine Litter | Scoop.it
By: James Morioka, Guest Blogger and Field Logistics Specialist with the NOAA PIFSC, Coral Reef Ecosystem Program The Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument (PMNM), located around the mostly un...
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European Commission : CORDIS : News and Events : CORDIS Express: All at sea – addressing marine litter and pollution

European Commission : CORDIS : News and Events : CORDIS Express: All at sea – addressing marine litter and pollution | Marine Litter | Scoop.it
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The Unique Challenges of Removing Marine Debris from Kaho‘olawe

The Unique Challenges of Removing Marine Debris from Kaho‘olawe | Marine Litter | Scoop.it
By: Dean Tokishi, Guest Blogger and Ocean Resources Specialist for the Kaho‘olawe Island Reserve Commission Even as the smallest of the eight Main Hawaiian Islands, Kaho‘olawe still collects a sign...
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Hawaiian Islands: Marine Debris Prevention

Hawaiian Islands: Marine Debris Prevention | Marine Litter | Scoop.it
Outreach and education are essential tools in the prevention of marine debris, and so the NOAA Marine Debris Program supports projects throughout the country that focus on these strategies. In Hawa...
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