Get the latest news on tsunami debris, what Ocean Conservancy is doing to help address the problem and what you can do.
The earthquake and subsequent tsunami that occurred last March in Japan swept approximately 5 million tons of debris into the Pacific Ocean, according to the Japanese Ministry of the Environment. While uncertainty remains on how much of this debris will reach the United States, the potential impact on our ocean's health from tsunami debris is huge.
Get straight answers to the facts and myths of tsunami debris and what we can do to help.
Here are some tips on what you should do if you find tsunami debris.
Tsunami's devastation still event in Japan as recovery efforts continue.
Removing tsunami debris from Alaskan coasts to promote ecosystem resilience.
Baseline monitoring efforts will help us understand the effects of tsunami debris on the West Coast.
To prepare for tsunami debris hitting our shores, we should prioritize baseline monitoring, modeling and outreach in communities.
Ocean Conservancy staff is working with NOAA to establish scientific baselines before tsunami debris hits.
Scientist Nick Mallos travels to Japan and joins forces with Cleanup Gamo and Japan Environmental Action Network to clean up marine debris.
Scientist Nick Mallos visits Japan to study first-hand what might be headed to our shores.
See all of the posts we've done on effects of tsunami debris on The Blog Aquatic.
Learn how you can help stop ocean trash and protect special places across the ocean.
While oceanographers are monitoring the Japanese tsunami debris, there are many questions and misconceptions about it that need to be addressed.
As volunteers host cleanups and beachgoers encounter ocean trash, they will be faced with the basic question: What is tsunami debris? Ocean Conservancy scientist Nick Mallos has the answer.
If you are a beach-goer on the West Coast, you are increasingly likely to find tsunami debris. Here are some basic guidelines on what to do.
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