If you’re in the Atlanta GA area, this Wednesday evening is your chance to drink beer with two of your very favorite Deep Sea News bloggers. Thanks to Dr. Para_Sight, I’ll be speaking about my research on plastic pollution in the North Pacific Gyre at the Georgia Aquarium Science on Tap series. Come learn about . . . → Read More: Talking Trash at Georgia Aquarium Science on Tap
I have a new post up at the SEAPLEX blog (where I put all my marine debris stuff). A couple weeks ago I was lucky enough to go to Hawaii for the 5th International Conference on Marine Debris. (You can see my tweets at @seaplexscience, or the conference hashtag #5imdc.) This was my third . . . → Read More: Plastic pollution on Hawaii’s famed green sand beach
The Great Pacific Garbage Patch made news this week, based on statements from Oregon State University professor Dr. Angelique White. As you may know, this is my research area, so I explained what’s going on over at the SEAPLEX blog. Ever since SEAPLEX was funded around two years ago, I have begun every one of . . . → Read More: Does the Great Pacific Garbage Patch exist?
Kudos to Chief Scientist Goldstein for the great interview on NPR’s Science Friday with Ira Flatow today. Be sure to listen to the 6 min. interview. This expedition has arguably done one of the best jobs at public outreach. Leave it to a bunch of grad students to set the bar high! Want to know . . . → Read More: SEAPLEX on NPR Science Friday!
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