marine debris

Beach Clean-Up Yields Big Results

On Earth Day 2017, the Seacoast Science Center hosted its 9th annual Rescue Run for Marine Mammals, and also hosted its first beach clean-up of the season. Working in partnership with the Blue Ocean Society for Ocean Conservation, we invited Rescue Run participants to stay and help clean up the shoreline at Odiorne Point State

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#OceanRunnerNH: Bye Bye Balloons

Did you know that mylar balloons never biodegrade, and latex balloons take approximately five years to break down? Sea creatures often mistake balloons for a meal, and oftentimes, ingesting one is fatal. In the past ten years, the number of balloons in the marine environment has tripled. Ocean Runner Nichole encourages using alternatives to balloons,

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#OceanRunnerNH: The secret behind sea glass

Ocean Runner Nichole looks to Seacoast Science Center’s Heidi Duncanson to learn the secrets behind sea glass. As pieces of glass are “weathered” physically, by being tossed at sea, and chemically, by sea water, this marine debris is transformed into what some people consider treasures of the sea. It can take 20-50 years for

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Microplastics: A Macro Concern

Ashley Breault | Marketing Intern | Ocean Studies and Communications Student at University of New England
We recognize that marine debris has become an alarming problem in our ocean. We’ve seen plastic bags, bottles, cans, and straws along the shore and images of huge garbage patches in the ocean. What we don’t see is the tiny bits

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