Trash Talk

Trash Talk

Marine debris plagues waterways all over the world. The exact definition of marine debris can span from the smallest plastic microbeads to entire abandoned fishing boats. However, they all pose a threat to the health and well-being of marine animals everywhere.


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Biology, Ecology, Conservation, Earth Science, Oceanography

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Learn all about marine debris and how to avoid contributing to the problem with this series of videos from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Use a selection or all 11 videos with your students to help them understand how plastic pollution enters our waterways, how this affects marine animals and people, and what steps they can take to help reduce the devastation from marine debris in their communities.

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November 27, 2023

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