Debris Brigade Blog: Field notes from sea and shore

The Marine Debris and Plastics Program works on land and at sea to locate, remove, and document plastic pollution during all four seasons, working with commercial and recreational fishermen and hundreds of community volunteers to improve the health of our marine environment. Follow along with team members as they describe their participation in ghost gear projects, shoreline cleanups, debris inventory and mapping, tackling the issue of marine plastic.

Debris Brigade Blog: Plastic Free July

September 30, 2020Amy Green, Marine Debris Intern, Summer 2020 Plastic Free July 2020: wake up, coffee, Facebook post, Instagram story post, then on to the workday. As a Center for Coastal Studies Marine Debris intern, I had the opportunity to share ideas on reducing...

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Debris Brigade Blog: How I Got Here

August 30, 2020Amy Green, Marine Debris Intern, Summer 2020 I still remember the first time I saw the ocean. I was nine years old, and my jaw dropped as I stared out at the endless horizon. Growing up in Minneapolis, lakes surrounded us, but the closest I had come to...

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Debris Brigade Blog: Day One – Field Work

Day One – Field Work March 11, 2020 – Owen Nichols, Director, Marine Fisheries Research; Co-Principal Investigator The Center for Coastal Studies (CCS), accompanied by Wellfleet Shellfish Department staff, conducted a side-scan sonar survey in Wellfleet Harbor on...

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Debris Brigade Blog: Day Zero

January 16, 2020 – DAY ZERO Caroline Howlett, Research Documentation Ed. Note: On January 16, 2020, the Center for Coastal Studies hosted a meeting for all participants in the NFWF Fishing for Energy project called “Removing and Intercepting DFG [derelict fishing...

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