1. May West- the Famous Turtle with a Serious Plastic Problem


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    Read more here: http://www.5gyres.org/blog/posts/2015/7/1/plastic-turtle

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    • 12 lbs of Trash


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      On June 21, 2015 we picked up 12 lbs of plastic junkies, tar patties, styrofoam, and more!

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      • Global Ocean TV - June 3, 2015


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        Global Ocean TV is brought to you by The TerraMar Project: ‪http://theterramarproject.org/thedailycatch‬ In this edition: - Why I’m an Ocean Optimist And You Should Be, Too - Team of Researchers Set Sail From Miami Beach Aboard a Schooner to Study Microplastic - The Next Superfood May Very Well Come From the Ocean - Study: Climate Change Poses Unprecedented Risk to Marine Life - Waste Check out these stories in The Daily Catch and be sure to tune back in tomorrow for the best ocean, river, and lake news from around the world.

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        • Global Ocean TV - June 1, 2015


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          Global Ocean TV, the official television channel of the world's oceans, is brought to you by The TerraMar Project. Expand the comments section for the transcript and links to stories: ‪http://theterramarproject.org/thedailycatch‬‬‬‬‬‬ Transcript: In honor of National Oceans Month in the United States, I am pleased to welcome you to TerraMar Ocean News, brought to you by The TerraMar Project. I am today’s host, Rob Foos. Here are today’s headlines: 200,000 Illegal Shark Fins Confiscated during Raids in Ecuador The Ocean Cleanup To Launch World’s First Plastic Pollution Collector in 2016 Historical Studies of Great Barrier Reef by Catlin Seaview Survey Crucial to UNESCO Decision World Oceans Day Check out these stories in The Daily Catch and be sure to tune back in tomorrow for the best river, lake, and ocean news from around the world.

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          • Wasteland Satellite Series Preview


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            WASTELAND is an artwork consisting of a system of concrete actions unfolding through time and various locations in order to disseminate on the international scene a series of “clues” about the existence of a nation of my invention, called Garbage Patch State. The aim of the work is to better inform the public about the existence of vast assemblages of plastic material in the oceans, called Garbage Patch – one of the most serious phenomena of environmental pollution yet sadly overlooked, precisely because of its lack of iconic identification. Wasteland was conceived by Maria Cristina Finucci, to create that tangible image which the Garbage Patch was lacking, so as to better convey its existence. I therefore created a plausible semantic apparatus consisting of a flag, a birth registry, a mythology, a web portal, etc., without neglecting more trivial elements such as postcards. It is therefore a fiction, but structured in such a way as to uncover a reality that would otherwise remain hidden. Since its very first steps, my action attracted considerable media attention, and young people from all over the world responded immediately to its participatory ambition. A crucial aim of my research was indeed to share ideas, working in synergy with students and young people in order to make them feel involved in a shared project. The name Wasteland clearly refers to the poem by T.S.Eliot, and it is no coincidence if the State was founded in April, “the cruellest month”.

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            • Coastal Angels Beach Clean-Up #1


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              On April 12, 2015 Coastal Angels had their first Beach Clean-Up in Newport Beach, CA. My name is Jacque and I founded the group and created this short video about our day. We are a dedicated group of people that protect CA's beaches and marine life, voluntarily, from plastics and other pollutants. If you'd like to volunteer with us, please email coastalangels@outlook.com and visit facebook.com/coastalangels and Twitter & Instagram: Coastal_Angels Thanks for your time!

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              • Algalita's 2015 POPS International Youth Summit


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                Who: 100 students and teachers from around the globe When's the next Summit: February 2016 Where: The Ocean Institute in Dana Point, CA Algalita’s POPS International Youth Summit is a comprehensive educational project that engages, mentors, and activates youth leaders from around the world to launch and lead action-oriented solutions to reduce plastic waste globally. • A three-day intensive Summit inviting 100 students and teachers around the globe to receive advanced training from experts in leadership, public speaking, community engagement, art, science, filmmaking, and more… • Hands-on science workshops and labs • Training sessions to help students develop a clear action plan to implement upon returning home.

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                  In September 2014 I set sail with a group of scientists, artists, designers, explorers and sailors from Falmouth in UK, to the Azores Islands and then on to the Canaries Islands. The trip took us a total of 22 days at sea . Adam Porter and Stephanie Wright, PhD. researchers at University of Exeter, are investigating whether plankton are eating microplastics in the wild as it has already been proven in labs. Plankton produce 50% of the global oxygen and they absorb 35% of carbon dioxide and they are the bottom of the marine food chain. Eating plastic would likely compromise their energy levels and reproduction as it has already been proven with worms.

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