Plastic in pinnipeds, part of a very big problem
September 5, 2018

By Dr. Lauren Palmer, Veterinarian at Marine Mammal Care Center Los Angeles Over the last 26 years the Marine Mammal Care Center, located in San Pedro, has admitted almost 8,000 stranded marine mammals. These are primarily California sea lions, northern …

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STEAM Education at Point Fermin Marine Science Magnet
August 23, 2018

By Dayna Wells, Principal of Point Fermin Marine Science Magnet School Oh, did you think it meant something different?   Me too. At first, before last year happened. It was a classroom full of fifth graders that taught me the …

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Styrofoam Pollution and the Ocean
July 13, 2018

By Mary Luna, Coastal and Marine Scientist, Heal the Bay During my student days I used to drive from downtown Los Angeles to Santa Monica for a relaxing run on the sand. I’ve always found the shoreline a peaceful place. …

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Reduce Plastic Pollution: AB 1884
July 2, 2018

By California Assembly Majority Leader Ian Calderon (D-Whittier), author of Assembly Bill 1884, which calls upon dine-in, full service restaurants to have a straws-upon-request policy. The California Coastal Commission has recorded roughly 835,425 plastic straws and stirrers collected between 1988 …

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A Spotlight on The Clothing Industry and Its Impact on Our Oceans
June 26, 2018

By Meghan Stirpe, an environmental advocacy researcher within the fashion and textile industry Much of the global public is aware that plastic is an enemy to our oceans. We’ve heard about the dangers of exfoliating microbeads — in fact, the …

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