Did you know that a staggering 250 million metric tons of plastic could make its way to the ocean in the next 10 years? And that as much as 70 percent of marine litter has been estimated to end up on the seabed.
Marine debris comes from many land and ocean sources. Yet few of us understand that our trash can travel over land, down streams, rivers and storm drains to the ocean.
Making the links between consumer waste, plastic production, and the chemical pollution from persistent plastic pollutants, the 'Making Waves' exhibition focuses on the scale, speed and dangers of marine debris from a conceptual base, via photography, spoken word, sculpture, installation, and film. The exhibition, open to the general public throughout, aims to raise awareness, challenge perceptions and stimulate new thinking about how each of us can take responsibility for ensuring the safety of human health and the en MORE
Where: Armada Drive (above the Flower Fields/past Karl Strauss in Carlsbad, CA)
When: 10am-8pm (Saturday, 9/22) and 10am-5pm (Sunday, 9/23)
What: Come visit New Ocean Blue’s booth at Carlsbad’s street fair Art Splash where you will be able to learn about the dangers of plastic pollution and create shark puppets out of used plastic bags! This is a family event, so bring the whole bunch!
This September is Debris Month of Action: a whole month dedicated to fighting the ocean's silent killer, marine debris. With your help we are sending a loud and clear message: "Stop the Ocean’s Silent Killer"
Join us in the battle against marine debris. Your local actions contribute to a clean, healthy future for the ocean.
For this year’s Project AWARE Debris Month of Action we pledge to bring back some marine rubbish everyday from our dives for the whole 31 days of September. Be it a big clean-up such as those with the Save Koh Tao Group, or just a few items found while teaching a course.
Local PADI dive centre Adventure’s Edge in conjunction with Oceans Research and Reef Divers will Dive against Debris on Tuesday, 01 May 2012 at Santos Reef, and will also be doing a shore based cleanup for the non divers, as part of Adventure’s Edge, Oceans Research and Reef Divers commitment to protecting the ocean. Our trained divers not only remove underwater debris such as plastic bags, bottles, fishing line, and tyres , but also identify and document everything they see underwater in a larger effort to prevent marine debris.