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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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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 …

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Take Action on Marine Debris in Hawaii – 2006

Educational exhibit at the Mokcupapapa Discovery Center in Hawaii focusing on the impact of marine debris to the fragile ecosystem of the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands. Project Abstract Mokupapapa: Discovery Center for Hawaii’s Remote Coral Reefs is an educational center that interprets the natural and cultural history of the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands (NWHI) and their coral reef ecosystems.  The project combined …