The rumbling sound of the semis was constant. Two feet from us on either side. And trucks driving in and out all night… no one got much sleep. Even though I was very tired from just a few hours of… Read moreMississippi River Plastic Pollution Initiative & Family
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… Read morePlastic Input into the Ocean – Release Day
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… Read moreWhy eXXpedition 2014?
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… Read moreMy Marine Debris Story
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… Read moreInterview with Matthew Lisiecki (MPA Candidate 2013, NYU)
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… Read moreGreen Screen
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… Read moreMarine Debris Tracker
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… Read moreSend us your Marine Debris!
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… Read moreA Marine Debris Story
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… Read moreNew Hampshire Coastline Marine Debris Analysis Maps