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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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Education: Marine Debris Resources (Grades: 8-12)

Education: Marine Debris Resources (Grades: 8-12) | Marine Litter | Scoop.it
By: Leah Henry For a flexible, stand-alone guide introducing the topic of marine debris to 8th through 12th graders look no further than Turning the Tide on Trash. Our interdisciplinary education g...
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Back to School: Planning a Marine Debris Lesson with New Curriculum

Back to School: Planning a Marine Debris Lesson with New Curriculum | Marine Litter | Scoop.it
By: Leah Henry In need of new curriculum? Check out the web-based Marine Debris STEAMSS* (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math, and Social Studies) curriculum developed by Oregon State Unive...
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Be Change

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Northeast Region: Marine Debris Removal

Northeast Region: Marine Debris Removal | Marine Litter | Scoop.it
By: Leah Henry Hofstra University, Long Beach School District, and Long Island Volunteer Center spearheaded a  successful cleanup last fall with support from the NOAA Marine Debris Program. And the...
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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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Education: Marine Debris Resources (Grades: K-8)

Education: Marine Debris Resources (Grades: K-8) | Marine Litter | Scoop.it
By: Leah Henry Keeping in mind that many of the activities and lessons for younger students need to be flexible and adaptable, we have a wide array of resources specific to Kindergarten age through...
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Scientists Mapping Ocean Plastic Collect Massive Amounts of Trash - The Daily Catch

Scientists Mapping Ocean Plastic Collect Massive Amounts of Trash - The Daily Catch | Marine Litter | Scoop.it
The 171-foot mother ship returned on Sunday to San Francisco, carrying massive white bags filled with plastic garbage along with two sailing boats with...

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Evalis Palomares's comment, September 21, 2015 8:39 PM
It is unbelievable the amount of trash that has been accumulating. The action describes in this article explains to take action by building a 60 mile barrier in the middle of the Pacific ocean. If this huge ball of trash begins to break into smaller fragments, it can affect the ecosystem. Smaller fish can mistaken this trash as food and could possibly die from their intake of plastic, and fishing wire. This plays a huge roll because it can affect the fishing industry if their isnt any fish to catch because they are all dying off from the collection of ocean trash. The expediton for this wall is sponsored by The Ocean Cleanup. Its envision is to use long distance floating barriers that will collect skim garbage from the surface of swirling oceans as the aquatic life swims underneath , protected from the trash. I find this source to be credible because I traced it back to newspaper website, and found up to no bias within this article.
Evalis Palomares's curator insight, September 22, 2015 4:50 PM

It is unbelievable the amount of trash that has been accumulating. The action describes in this article explains to take action by building a 60 mile barrier in the middle of the Pacific ocean. If this huge ball of trash begins to break into smaller fragments, it can affect the ecosystem. Smaller fish can mistaken this trash as food and could possibly die from their intake of plastic, and fishing wire. This plays a huge roll because it can affect the fishing industry if their isnt any fish to catch because they are all dying off from the collection of ocean trash. The expediton for this wall is sponsored by The Ocean Cleanup. Its envision is to use long distance floating barriers that will collect skim garbage from the surface of swirling oceans as the aquatic life swims underneath , protected from the trash. I find this source to be credible because I traced it back to newspaper website, and found up to no bias within this article.

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Northeast Region: Derelict Fishing Gear

Northeast Region: Derelict Fishing Gear | Marine Litter | Scoop.it
By: Keith Cialino and Leah Henry Ghost fishing occurs when lost or discarded fishing gear, that is no longer under a fisherman’s control, continues to trap and kill fish, crustaceans, marine mammal...
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