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Cleaning Up the Caribbean

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The Caribbean is a beautiful part of the world, with inviting waters and soft sands… but unfortunately, it is not immune to marine debris. To address marine debris in the Caribbean region, the NOAA Marine Debris Program supports various removal and prevention efforts that work to combat it.

In northeast Puerto Rico, we team up with Scuba Dogs Society to remove debris from local shores and install recycling stations that give beachgoers a place to easily sort and dispose of their recyclables.

Move to the southwest and we work with Protectores de Cuencas on the “Think Before You Drop It” campaign, where research conducted during several beach cleanup events helps to drive a local debris reduction campaign.

In the U.S. Virgin Islands, we partner with the Coral Bay Community Council to remove abandoned and derelict vessels from Coral Harbor, St. John.

Together, let’s keep this beautiful area beautiful!

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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