SEA Currents: plastic pollution
August 16, 2021
Colonies on Plastic
The amount of human plastic debris in the ocean continues to rise as human production and consumption of plastic persists across the globe.
July 23, 2021
A Day on the Seamans
Today started as many other do. I was lying awake in my bunk when my fellow watch mate, Kelly stopped by to make sure I was awake and ready to attend today’s watch meeting.
July 15, 2021
Journey to the Center of the Gyre!
As today’s assistant steward, I expected a full day in the galley, pleasantly warm and away from the cool, cloudy weather on deck.
July 06, 2021
Scientists Study Plastic-Eating Microbes
SEA in the NEWS
Could plastic-eating microbes take a bite out of the recycling problem?
By Warren Cornwall
“Muhammad Reza Cordova is searching for treasure amid the water bottles, plastic bags, and plastic foam cups that choke the beaches, reefs, and mangrove forests around Jakarta, Indonesia. In the microbe-rich slime coating some of that trash, he hopes to find organisms to help solve the vexing problem of what to do with the plastic flooding the planet.”
May 04, 2021
“Fast Plastic:” Evaluating Fast Fashion and Wastewater as a Source for Marine Microplastics…
“Fast Plastic:” Evaluating Fast Fashion and Wastewater as a Source for Marine Microplastics in the Rachel Carson NERR