Where Ocean Meets Mankind; The Ocean and Human’s Plastic Epidemic
October 23, 2019

by Annika Goldman, student at the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism I have three simple diving joys.  Beyond healthy corals, manta ray spottings, and perfect visibility…  these things that make 18 meters below the surface my happy place.  …

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AltaSea: Trending – September 11, 2019
September 11, 2019

A monthly round-up of news and trends important to the AltaSea community. MARINE SCIENCE NOAA Develops A New Type of Coral Nursery (NOAA) When a ship grounds on coral reef, the accident can severely damage the reef and scatter countless …

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This is what it’s like to swim through the Great Pacific Garbage Patch (National Geographic)
August 22, 2019

Roughly a thousand miles southwest of San Francisco, Ben Lecomte, a 52-year-old French long-distance swimmer, is exploring one of the ocean’s most polluted places. It’s day 71 of his 80-day swim across the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, a swirling repository …

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New plastic pollution formed by fire looks like rocks (National Geographic)
August 19, 2019

ON THE SANDY embayments rimming the southwestern English coastline, beachcombers can find a wide array of stones, from tiny pebbles to hefty paperweights, strewn amidst the flotsam. They’re a rather unremarkable looking bunch; a palette of grays offset with the occasional …

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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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