Marine Debris

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This show focuses on the issue of marine debris, which is any man-made material that ends up in the ocean or Great Lakes.

Marine debris is now present everywhere on Earth and is transported by ocean currents, accumulating in areas called garbage patches. The show describes the problems associated with marine debris and the impacts it has on marine life. NOAA established a Marine Debris Program in 2005, supporting hundreds of projects to address the issue of marine debris across the United States. This show was made possible with funds from NOAA and the Miller Foundation.

Length of dataset: 5:21

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