Today is Blog Action Day 2010 and this year’s theme is (drum roll please) …WATER!
As the NOAA Marine Debris Program (MDP), we felt it important, no necessary, to post on this topic. We, of course, will be talking about the impacts of marine debris on our oceans.
As something that connects us all, water is a resource that everyone has a stake in protecting. And it so happens that MDP works to provide the public with and facilitate the sharing of marine debris-related information.
One question you might have is: “How does marine debris impact me?” Here are some ways marine debris may impact you.
Though we don’t endorse the statistics quoted in this video (Contrary to what google comes up with, there is currently no comprehensive data confirming the actual size of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch.), this YouTube video is a humorous way of thinking about how one person’s trash can make its way to our oceans.
On a more serious note, if you have something to contribute to this discussion, feel free to leave a comment but better yet, come be a part of the solution at the 5th International Marine Debris Conference!
TAKE ACTION: On March 20-25, 2011, NOAA MDP and UNEP (United Nations Environment Programme) will be co-chairing the 5th Internationl Marine Debris Conference. Find out specifics on how to participate and take action to “Keep our Sea Free of Debris!”