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Surveys of Derelict Crab Pots on Diamondback Terrapin Populations in North Carolina Waters – 2008

Survey the distribution of derelict crab pots along the North Carolina coastline using side scan sonar, aerial surveys, and global positioning systems. Project Abstract Researchers at the NOAA Southeast Fisheries Science Center planned to locate, retrieve, inventory, and dispose of 100 traps at multiple sites along the North Carolina coast: Currituck, Croatan, Pamlico, lower Albemarle, Core, Bogue, Topsail, and Masonboro Sounds. …

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Rozalia Project for a Clean Ocean: Marine Debris Prevention through Education and Outreach – 2013

Educate youth on marine debris at schools and dockside locations on the East and West Coasts using a remotely operated vehicle, shoreline cleanups, and STEM-education curriculum and activities. Project Abstract The Rozalia Project’s action-oriented, marine debris education programs are designed to connect people of all ages to the ocean and inspire them to become better stewards. These programs are delivered …

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Mystic Aquarium Teen Marine Debris Initiative – 2013

Raise awareness about marine debris and preserving marine resources among teen audiences through hands-on participation in a student-led and student-driven workshop for regional high schools students in Connecticut. Project Abstract Mystic Aquarium will partner with Maritime Aquarium and regional high schools to raise the issue of marine debris among teen audiences and seek their help in preserving marine resources. will …

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Florida Lobster Fishery Research Converted to Public Information – 2013

The objective of this project is to convert data from a 10 year research program that examined the environmental impacts of lost traps from the lobster fishery in South Florida by converting research data into public knowledge that is comprehensible and provides opportunities to reduce debris. Project Abstract This project converts 10 years of research data into publicly available and …

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Marine Debris Outreach for Norwegian Cruise Lines in Hawaii – 2006

Provide an outreach and education display on three cruise ships with the leading cruise line in Hawaii; Norwegian Cruise Lines. Project Abstract Project aimed to gain an environmentally conscious cruise industry partner, enhance crew members’ understanding of the threats of marine debris, and raise awareness to the public to create a more informed population who will be supportive of legislation …