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November 19, 2019

SEA Profile: Jessica Donohue, Solving the Puzzle of Plastics Pollution

Doug Karlson, Marketing & Communications Coordinator

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Visitors to the Madden Center on SEA’s Woods Hole campus may have noticed an unusual 8-foot plexiglass tube, filled with synthetic saltwater, standing in the main stairwell. The tube is a rise velocity chamber, built by SEA volunteer Ethan Edson (C-247).

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October 29, 2019

New Funding Will Expand & Share Research on Marine Litter and Plastic Pollution

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Thanks to a generous grant from the Richard Lounsbery Foundation, researchers are taking practical steps to help curb ocean plastics pollution by sharing scientific research where it will do the most good!

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July 22, 2016

WHOI Studies Tar Samples Collected by SEA Semester Students

Doug Karlson, Communications@Sea.edu

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Researchers have struck oil at SEA’s Woods Hole campus; well, not exactly oil, but tar.

Thousands of samples of floating tarballs have been collected in surface tows on SEA Semester cruises over a period of more than 30 years and have been carefully stored away in small glass jars, unstudied.  Until now.

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