My tall-ship-sailing buddies at Sea Education Association are headed out for a special Pacific plastics cruise tomorrow aboard the 134-foot brigantine SSV Robert C. Seamans. (Disclosure: I am totally biased cause I’ve sailed with them twice and think it is the best thing ever. Also, they’re collecting samples for me on this cruise. Thanks . . . → Read More: Plastics expedition departs for North Pacific
The real Great Pacific Garbage Patch. Photo by Miriam Goldstein, 2010 EX1006 cruise. O thin men of Haddam, Why do you imagine golden birds? Do you not see how the blackbird Walks around the feet Of the women about you? – “Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird”, Wallace Stevens ————- I would like to . . . → Read More: Three Ways of Looking at the Great Pacific Garbage Patch
This week I’m at the 5th International Marine Debris Conference in Honolulu, HI. (Oh, the things I do for science!) As you might know, I study the accumulation of plastic debris in the North Pacific, otherwise known as the “Great Pacific Garbage Patch YARRRR.” From the conference website: The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and . . . → Read More: Live from the 5th International Marine Debris Conference
DSN’s vey on Miriam G. is featured in the San Francisco Chronicle. Head over to read about her recent work on the Pacific Garbage Patch aboard the Okeanos Explorer. We at DSN are brimming with pride at her accomplishments. “For a thousand miles of the open ocean we sampled it all,” said Miriam Goldstein, an . . . → Read More: WE R TAKIN OVAR UR CITY AN PRES
Miriam was interviewed on Earth Sky Science about her research on plastic in the ocean! Great job Miriam, a nice mix of enthusiasm, information, composure and awesomeness! Way to be a scientist communicator.
This Sunday, August 2nd, a major scientific expedition to study the issue of plastic accumulation in the North Pacific Gyre will depart San Diego. The whole venture is between Scripps Institution of Oceanography and the nonprofit Project Kaisei, SEAPLEX (Scripps Environmental Accumulation of Plastic Expedition) but the cool part is that Miriam from the Oyster’s . . . → Read More: U Hav Plasicz In Yr Oceanuz