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Marine Debris in Lights! Well at least in TCS :)

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Well, it might not be Hollywood, but it is pretty cool when it comes to talking trash!

In a two-part series featured in The Coastal Society Bulletin, the first of which is found in Vol. 33 (3) 2010 (keep an eye out for Part deux), you’ll find a FASCINATING piece written by none other than our very own Sherry Lippiatt! (Applause)

The article covers the progress of marine debris research and prevention with a good time line for the first documentation of marine debris in the 70’s as it related to seabirds and marine mammals. For those interested in how the issue of marine debris has evolved over time, its a great piece that is easily understood and to-the-point. And for those whose first knowledge of marine debris comes from reading or hearing recent accounts and stories about the “Great Pacific Garbage Patch (GPGP),” this is a good resource that talks about where current issues such as the GPGP fits into the bigger picture of marine debris as a larger discussion.

Check it out: http://www.thecoastalsociety.org/pdf/bulletin/Fall%202010.pdf

If you have more resources on this subject post them!!!

Happy Reading!

Author: NOAA Marine Debris Program

The NOAA Marine Debris Program envisions the global ocean and its coasts, users, and inhabitants free from the impacts of marine debris. Our mission is to investigate and solve the problems that stem from marine debris, in order to protect and conserve our nation's marine environment, natural resources, industries, economy, and people.

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