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 (I cannot fund the shipping at this time) to be weighed in a scientific research project, please send a bucket or large zip-loc baggie full of marine debris along with a piece of paper that has:
1) The date it was collected
2) The beach/location it was collected at
IMPORTANT, I must have the above information or I will not be able to include it in the database. Also note, debris will not be returned. Also, I can only handle U.S. Debris at this time.
University of Georgia
412 Driftmier Engineering Center
Athens, GA 30602
Any questions, feel free to email me at jjambeck(at)uga.edu.
Thank you so much for your contribution to science and to the study of marine debris!