Over the past ten years, the NOAA Marine Debris Program has worked to increase our regional presence and spread our reach throughout the country. These efforts have expanded our program to now include ten regions and eighteen staff. Seven years ago, Alaska became an official region of the NOAA Marine Debris Program.
Interested in some of the marine debris work done in the United States’ largest and most remote state since then? You’re in luck! Last week, the National Ocean Service released the newest episode of their podcast, “Making Waves,” featuring our very own Peter Murphy of the NOAA Marine Debris Program! Peter’s been with the program for over eight years and in the role of Alaska Regional Coordinator since 2009. Check out some of his thoughts and stories about the work that has been done in Alaska during that time by listening to the podcast here.