Plastics at SEA
Ocean pollution by plastic and other man-made debris is a pressing environmental problem that has captured the attention of marine conservationists, anti-plastic activists, the media and the general public. Although the problem was first described in the 1970s, scientific attention to the topic has increased only recently and misconceptions about the problem are common. At Sea Education Association (SEA; www.sea.edu), students and scientists began collecting data on floating plastic debris in the 1980s. Dr. Lavender Law will review the state of scientific research on marine debris in the world’s oceans and share her in-depth look at research carried out for more than 25 years by undergraduate students and faculty scientists on sailing oceanographic research vessels at SEA.
Date: 04/08/14 6:00pm - 04/08/14 8:30pm
Location: Franklin Theater, Waynflete School (360 Spring Street, Portland, Maine)
Doors open at 6:00pm for interactive exhibits and informational tables from ocean-focused organizations. Light refreshments will be served.
Link to event flyer here.
Contact Name: Carol Steingart
Contact Phone: (207) 831-4436
Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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