AltaSea: Trending – February 6, 2020
February 6, 2020

A monthly round-up of news and trends important to the AltaSea community. MARINE SCIENCE There Is Plastic In Your Fish (Forbes) Tiny pieces of plastic called microplastics (a distinction based on size alone) are found in the ocean. Ceaselessly broken …

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The biggest likely source of microplastics in California coastal waters? Our car tires (Los Angeles Times)
October 2, 2019

Driving is not just an air pollution and climate change problem — turns out, it just might be the largest contributor of microplastics in California coastal waters. That is one of many new findings, released Wednesday, from the most comprehensive study to …

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Creative Reuse: A Crafty Solution to Ocean Pollution
August 15, 2019

By Madeline Bankson As landfills brim with waste and ocean plastic amasses, artists and businesses are turning to creative reuse as a responsible avenue for sourcing materials.  Could creative reuse be part of the green cultural shift we need in …

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Remote Island Chain Has Few People — But Hundreds Of Millions Of Pieces Of Plastic (NPR)
May 16, 2019

When a marine biologist from Australia traveled to a remote string of islands in the Indian Ocean to see how much plastic waste had washed up on the beaches, here’s just part of what she found: “373,000 toothbrushes and around …

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AltaSea: Trending – November 14, 2018
November 12, 2018

A monthly round-up of news and trends important to the AltaSea community. MARINE SCIENCE Huge Cluster of Octopuses Observed Southwest of Monterey (KQED) AltaSea partner, Ocean Exploration Trust and their research vessel E/V Nautilus are in the news. It was at …

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