05 Aug '12, 12pm

Love this! 17 scientists collect 50 tons of marine debris from NW HI Islands, create electricity

Love this! 17 scientists collect 50 tons of marine debris from NW HI Islands, create electricity

NOAA Ship Oscar Elton Sette arrived back in its homeport of Honolulu a few days ago after a month in Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument. The team of 17 scientists collected nearly 50 metric tons of marine debris, which threatens monk seals, sea turtles and other marine life in the coral reef ecosystem, in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands (NWHI). NOAA has conducted annual removal missions of marine debris in the NWHI since 1996 as part of a coral restoration effort. It's an important reminder that marine debris is an everyday problem, especially here in the Pacific” Carey Morishige, Pacific Islands regional coordinator for NOAA's Marine Debris Program "What surprises us is that after many years of marine debris removal in Papahanaumokuakea and more than 700 metric tons of debris later, we are still collecting a significant amount of derelict fishing gear from the s...

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