Category Archives: Marine Debris

Plastic Input into the Ocean – Release Day

So, today (and this week!) has been a bit surreal. I had my first-ever paper published in Science, Plastic waste inputs from land into the ocean. I had more interviews than I ever knew were possible in a 3-day time … Continue reading

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Why eXXpedition 2014?

Synchronicity. After e-meeting Emily Penn this summer to discuss the Apple video and her work, we thought that we might one day work together… little did we know it would happen so soon! Here I am, resident engineer, an addition … Continue reading

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My Marine Debris Story

I am so grateful for what I get to do every day, research and teaching mostly, but also service and outreach too. In honor of the International Coastal Cleanup this weekend, I decided to share the story of how I … Continue reading

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Interview with Matthew Lisiecki (MPA Candidate 2013, NYU)

Matthew, an MPA student at NYU’s Wagner School of Public Service, contacted me about six weeks ago and asked to do an online interview. Matt is currently studying open government and innovation in a class with Beth Noveck (former head … Continue reading

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Green Screen

I recently went to Jekyll Island to meet with my Georgia Sea Turtle Center collaborator and attend the Green Screen event put on by EcoFest Film Fesitval, Georgia Sea Grant, and Jekyll Island. I brought along undergraduate student Abby Stern … Continue reading

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Marine Debris Tracker

The app, Marine Debris Tracker, co-developed with Kyle Johnsen (also in UGA FOE) has been released through the Southeast Atlantic Marine Debris Initiative (SEA-MDI). The app, funded by the NOAA Marine Debris Division, allows you to track and log marine … Continue reading

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Send us your Marine Debris!

Many volunteers will be cleaning up debris for the International Coastal Cleanup September 25. I am creating a database of the “average” weight of various debris items, so I need your debris! If you are willing to send marine debris … Continue reading

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A Marine Debris Story

A digital camera in a waterproof case was dropped at sea near Aruba and washed ashore in Key West, FL. It also was carried some way by a sea turtle as shown on this YouTube video. You can see the … Continue reading

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New Hampshire Coastline Marine Debris Analysis Maps

I am posting the Google Earth file (.kml) here so that I can also post it to the Google Earth Gallery. I think this data could be really helpful and interesting to some! It is also posted on my website … Continue reading

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Oil spill covered in Athens Banner Herald

Quoted in this article about local efforts to help with the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill. Click here to read>>> Share it.

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