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Let’s Talk Trash this Full Moon!

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If you haven’t had a chance to check out our Trash Talk video series (or even if you have), head over to Ocean Today’s website to see Trash Talk featured as this full moon’s highlighted series! Trash Talk is a great way to learn a little about marine debris, or to get the conversation started about this issue. The six-part series talks about what marine debris is, where it comes from, its impacts, the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, plastic debris, and what we can do about it. There is also a video that demonstrates educational activities to help kids understand the problem and even some bonus content!

Trash Talk was originally released in June 2015 as a collaboration between the NOAA Marine Debris Program and NOAA’s Ocean Today. It can be viewed either as a full-length (about 15 minutes) mini-documentary, or as six two-minute segments. The full-length version went on to win a Regional Emmy® Award this past summer!

The Trash Talk videos are just some of many amazing, engaging, and informative videos that can be found on Ocean Today’s website. New video series will be highlighted every full moon, so keep your eye on Ocean Today every month! We are happy to have Trash Talk be this moon’s feature!

TRASH TALK screen grab.

The TRASH TALK video series is a great way to learn about marine debris! (Credit: NOAA)

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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