oceans

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Planet Forward Digital Content Creator | George Washington University
As you pack up for your next trip to the beach, the last thing you want to think about is microplastic. Yet, the issue remains. Challenge yourself to reduce plastic waste with these simple swaps.

A magnificent photo of sea, swell, sky, and a monk seal swimming over a coral reef bottom in the Northwest Hawaiian Islands. (NOAA/PIFSC/HMSRP)

The George Washington University
What is happening to our coral reefs, and can coral nurseries help with reef restoration?
SUNY Environmental Science and Forestry
There is more then just plastic in the great pacific garbage patch.
George Washington University
When I arrived in Hampton, Virginia, I met with Jamie Chapman, who has lived in the area for 20 years. Chapman is proud of his waterfront home, which he bought 1998 after the cottage survived double northeasters.
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Planet Forward Correspondent | Eckerd College
Even when most microplastics are consumed by smaller marine species, no animal—including humans—is immune to its risks as it rises through the food chain.
George Washington University
We are seeing water bottle filling stations systems pop up across public spaces, and especially on college campuses. Increasing these stations across the country can help clean up our oceans.
View from shore of ocean and sky

The new California law will protect the plethora of life beneath the ocean's surface. (Emily Vidovich/George Washington University)

George Washington University
By no longer allowing California's swordfish fishery to use driftnets, the state has prioritized the creation of an environmentally sound industry and stood up against outdated, harmful practices.
Northwestern University
Abelardo “Tito” Nuñez Davies first came to Pelican Island 15 years ago. It was much larger then. The small hut he and his mother share started out in the middle of this tiny oasis of sand. Now, the ocean laps at their doorstep. 

The lemon shark's yellow coloring serves as a camouflage when swimming over the sandy seafloor in its coastal habitat. (Creative Commons)

Planet Forward Correspondent | Georgetown University
Sharks are among some of the most threatened fishes in the world’s oceans. I spent a semester at the Bahamas' Cape Eleuthera Institute to help catch baby lemon sharks for research.
SUNY Oswego
Every month, Oceans Campus, an internship program located in Mossel Bay South Africa, goes down to Mossel Bay's point and cleans.

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