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Which world do you want?.Ocean debris art.

Congratulations to our 'Keep the Sea Free of Debris' art contest winners featured in the 2016 Marine Debris Calendar!

Alaska's $100 million plastic problem catches congressional attention

Congress is considering how to help with the nation's marine debris problem, particularly in Alaska, where the problem continues to pile up despite millions of pounds of plastic removed from shorelines over the last decade.

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Los Angeles public works department removes garbage caught by booms from the Los Angeles River . / Credits: Algalita Marine Research Foundation

Deepling emeritus, Miriam Goldstein, Miriam is a marine biologist and science communicator currently spending a year as a Sea Grant Fellow in the United States Congress.  She was one of the original DSN crew and holds  a Ph.D. from the Harvard of Oceanography, Scripps Institution of Oceanography in San Diego California. She is a leading expert on the ecological impacts of plastic debris in the North Pacific Subtropical Gyre.

Miriam Goldstein, a marine biologist and science communicator, rocks science on this conference in Oslo! Watch this Video, she's got something to say. And I promise, it's not going to depress!

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Congratulations to our 'Keep the Sea Free of Debris' art contest winners featured in the 2016 Marine Debris Calendar!

Tragically Beautiful Exhibit Shows How Our Oceans Suffer

Tragically Beautiful Exhibit Shows How Our Oceans Suffer

After visiting Hawaii’s Kamilo beach, one of the closest pieces of land to the great swirling garbage patch in the Pacific Ocean, Sophie Thomas shares photos of items she found

The world's largest survey of coastal trash has found that illegal dumping is a main source of rubbish on beaches in Australia, says survey by CSIRO.   What does this mean? The vast majority of litter found on Australia's beaches are from land-based sources--they don't come from ocean currents.

The world's largest survey of coastal trash has found that illegal dumping is a main source of rubbish on beaches in Australia, says survey by CSIRO.

Did you know that more than 200 marine species worldwide are impacted by entanglement? The NOAA Marine Debris Program has released two state of the science reports on marine debris entanglement and ingestion. Click to read the reports in full here.

Part of what makes the problem of marine debris so fustrating is that it is completely preventable. Make sure to always responsibly dispose of your trash and clean up litter when you can.

Calling all student artists! Ready, set, draw! The K - 8th grade "Keep the Sea Free of Debris" art contest is now open!   This year, show the NOAA Marine Debris Program how marine debris impacts the oceans and the Great Lake and what you are doing to help prevent marine debris.  All entries must be submitted by November 17th. Get the complete contest rules.

The NOAA Marine Debris Art Contest is now closed.

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Sorting marine debris and marking it down on the data card!

Sorting marine debris and marking it down on the data card!

There's still time! Students, turn your creative energy into art and participate in the NOAA Marine Debris Art Contest. Entries are due November 17, 2014.

Students, turn your creative energy into art and participate in the NOAA Marine Debris Art Contest. Entries are due November

#MyOceanChallenge – A Rubbish Challenge for a Clean Ocean #ProjectAWARE

– A Rubbish Challenge for a Clean Ocean

I really miss the old Ballard Denny's on 15th and Market. Spent lots of 3 am's drinking black coffee in there...

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