Tag Archives: marine debris

Cover of MPA Coastal Explorer Guide

Discover Marine Protected Areas: Coastal Explorer Guide

May 15th, 2020

A 16-page kids activity booklet that features fun activities to educate its readers on marine protected areas, wildlife, ocean safety, marine stewardship, recreational opportunities, and more. Download and print the whole booklet or individual pages!

Celebrating Underwater Parks From Above

January 14th, 2016

**This blog entry orginally appeared on the website oceanspaces.org.**/p> As a California diver, I find that one of the best places to dive is in our marine reserves. Since I only shoot with my camera, most of our Marine Protected Areas are accessible to me, including no-take reserves. Photographers in the two oldest State reserves […]

Bust the Bead- Banning Microplastics in Beauty Products

February 27th, 2015

**This blog entry orginally appeared on the website oceanspaces.org.**/p> Microplastics are tiny plastic beads that can be found in many beauty and health products including toothpaste, hand soap, body wash, and facial scrubs. These plastics are commonly referred to as micro beads and are often used as abrasives and exfoliants. All products with the ingredients […]

My Journey to the North Atlantic Gyre Part II: Data collection and sailing at a 45 degree tilt

December 6th, 2014

**This blog entry orginally appeared on the website oceanspaces.org.**/p> In this second piece of my experience sailing the ocean blue, I describe the research methods we used to document levels of plastic marine pollution across the subtropical and subpolar gyres in the North Atlantic during my 2014 voyage with 5Gyres Institute.  Last spring I was […]

My Journey to the North Atlantic Gyre: a scientist’s witness of plastic pollution

November 14th, 2014

**This blog entry orginally appeared on the website oceanspaces.org.**/p> The 5Gyres Institute is on a mission to educate the world about the downside of its reliance on single-use plastic. The Institute documents the prevalence of marine plastic pollution in major oceans around the globe by traveling to the large, circulating, oceanic systems called gyres, which […]