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NOAA's Marine Debris Program Reports On The National Issue Of Derelict Fishing Traps

NOAA Thousands of fishing traps are lost or abandoned each year in U.S. waters and become what are known as derelict traps, which continue to catch fish, crabs, and other species such as turtles. These traps result in losses to habitat,...

Latest Marine debris Stories

2014-07-23 23:13:46

Surprising new information and photos about plastic pollution were revealed by Algalita in an exclusive live satellite broadcast from the great garbage patch in the North Pacific Ocean. Long Beach, CA (PRWEB) July 23, 2014 A live satellite broadcast from the “Great Pacific Garbage Patch” on Sunday allowed more than 100 people to speak directly with Captain Charles Moore and the research crew currently conducting a series of experiments about the impacts of plastic pollution on the...

Microplastics Worse For Crabs And Other Marine Life Than Previously Thought
2014-07-22 03:43:32

University of Exeter The tiny plastic particles polluting our seas are not only orally ingested by marine creatures, but also enter their systems through their gills, according to a new study led by the University of Exeter. Scientists also discovered that when microplastics are drawn in through this method they take over six times longer to leave the body compared with standard digestion. Lead author Dr Andrew Watts of the University of Exeter said: "Many studies on microplastics...

Concern About 'Microplastics' In The Ocean Expressed By Leading Scientists
2014-07-11 03:06:59

Sea Education Association Microplastics – microscopic particles of plastic debris – are of increasing concern because of their widespread presence in the oceans and the potential physical and toxicological risks they pose to organisms. This is the view of two of the world's most eminent authorities on the subject, Professor Kara Lavender Law, of Sea Education Association (Woods Hole, MA), and Professor Richard Thompson of Plymouth University (UK). In an article published today...

2014-07-10 23:01:49

Widespread presence of Microplastics in the oceans pose potential physical and toxicological risks. Woods Hole, MA (PRWEB) July 10, 2014 Microplastics – microscopic particles of plastic debris – are of increasing concern because of their widespread presence in the oceans and the potential physical and toxicological risks they pose to organisms. This is the view of two of the world’s most eminent authorities on the subject, Professor Kara Lavender Law, of Sea Education Association...

2014-07-08 23:09:59

Algalita to host interactive broadcast and expert panel on July 20 from the North Pacific Ocean to discuss the latest research and issues regarding plastic pollution in our oceans. RSVP required to attend event in Southern California Long Beach, CA (PRWEB) July 08, 2014 Algalita, the Long Beach Marine Research and Education organization, in partnership with Cabrillo Marine Aquarium, will bring from the middle of the North Pacific Central Gyre to the mainland an interactive broadcast...

2014-06-06 16:21:07

WASHINGTON, June 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In honor of World Oceans Day on June 8(th), Fishing for Energy, the public-private partnership aimed at reducing the adverse effects of derelict fishing gear and marine debris, has announced $150,000 in grant support from Covanta, a world leader in sustainable waste management and renewable energy. The funds will support projects that increase public awareness of the threat derelict gear (gear that is lost in the ocean) and marine debris pose to the...

2014-04-24 23:01:03

SEA Semester® undergraduates aid collection efforts informing plastic “garbage patch” studies in Pacific Ocean. Woods Hole, MA (PRWEB) April 24, 2014 An estimated 21,290 metric tons of plastic particles are currently floating in the North Pacific subtropical gyre, with a mass equivalent to 132 Boeing 747 airplanes or 120 blue whales. This estimate, the most complete and accurate evaluation of Pacific Ocean plastic pollution to date, comes from eleven years of plastic debris...

2014-04-22 08:25:59

Sponsorship Aligns with Rainbow Light's Fifth Year of Using EcoGuard 100 Percent Upcycled Packaging Technology for Best Practices in Sustainability SANTA CRUZ, Calif., April 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Rainbow Light Nutritional Systems, the number-one most trusted natural vitamin brand, extends its commitment to corporate social responsibility (CSR) that began with the introduction of the first natural, food-based vitamins more than 30 years ago. In honor of Earth Day, today Rainbow Light...

2014-04-04 23:28:59

Study abroad programs provide rare opportunity for undergraduates to conduct hands-on, field-based research in growing field of ocean plastics. Woods Hole, MA (PRWEB) April 03, 2014 The recent discovery of the ocean “Plastisphere” an ecological community of microbial organisms living on plastic debris in the oceans, resulted from the samples collected by undergraduate students studying abroad with SEA Semester®, operated by Sea Education Association (SEA) in Woods Hole,...

Secret World Of The Plastisphere Being Uncovered
2014-02-26 09:01:39

American Geophysical Union Scientists are revealing how microbes living on floating pieces of plastic marine debris affect the ocean ecosystem, and the potential harm they pose to invertebrates, humans and other animals. New research being presented here today delves deeper into the largely unexplored world of the “Plastisphere” – an ecological community of microbial organisms living on ocean plastic that was first discovered last year. When scientists initially studied the...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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