Ocean Studies

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MIDWAY: A Message from the Gyre

You won’t be able to look away from this 4-minute film exposing a heartbreaking crisis on a remote island in the Pacific

The Plastic Age: Pharrell Williams

The ocean is our source of life, yet we use it as a landfill for plastic trash that never biodegrades and so proliferates the marine world

TED Talk: Captain Charles Moore

Captain Moore discusses his discovery of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch in 1997 and its root cause of human mass consumption of plastics

Plastic Pollution Recognized as an Issue by a Range of Experts

United Nations Environmental Program Report 2016

International Recognition

Estimates are the total number of floating macro and microplastics in the open ocean to be 5.25 trillion pieces

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Marine Debris Program

Federal Recognition

Microplastics found in the stomachs of many marine organisms from plankton species to whales

International Association for the Physical Sciences of the Ocean

Industry Recognition

Policy-led action and coordination need to involve a combination of voluntary actions, incentives, taxes, regulation, enforcement and education

University of Georgia
College of Engineering

Academic Recognition

Jambeck estimated 8M metric tons entered the ocean in 2010 from people living near the coast. 8M metric tons is equivalent to 5 grocery bags full of plastic on every foot of coastline

Timeline

Educational Videos and Documentaries

Midway: Plastic Beach

Plastic Pollution In The World's Oceans

Plastic Paradise: The Great Pacific Garbage Patch

A Plastic Ocean

Garbage Island

Plasticized

Plankton Eating Plastic

Parley For The Oceans

Plastic Seas

Midway: Plastic Water

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