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Gwen Noda

Eliminating Land Based Discharges of Marine Debris in California: A Plan of Action from... - 0 views

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    Produced by: Plastic Debris, Rivers to Sea Project
    Algalita and California Coastal Commission
    Funding provided by the State Water Resources Control Board
    June 2006

    pdf document, 91 pages

    Introduction
    - The California Marine Debris Action Plan of 1990
    - A State Mandate to Eliminate Marine Debris is Necessary
    - The Plastic Debris, Rivers to Sea Project
    - The Action Plan
    - The Actions Recommended in this Plan - Process and Prioritization
    Part I:
    Marine Debris - Sources, Composition, and Quantities
    - What is Marine Debris?
    - Land versus Ocean Sources
    - Abundance of Plastic in the Marine Environment
    - Quantities of Plastic Debris Increasing Significantly in Oceans
    - Sources and Composition of Debris Found on Beaches
    - Trash and Debris in Stormwater and Urban Runoff
    - Other Research Characterizing Trash in Urban Runoff
    - Distribution and Composition of Marine Debris on California's Coast
    Part II:
    Marine Debris - Impacts
    - Ingestion and Entanglement
    - Ecosystem Impacts
    - Debris as a Transport Mechanism for Toxics and Invasive Species
    - Economic Impacts
    Part III:
    Current Efforts to Address Land-Based Discharges of Marine Debris
    - Federal Programs and Initiatives
    - State Programs and Initiatives
    - Regional Programs and Initiatives
    - Local Government Programs and Initiatives
    - National Public Interest Groups
    - California Public Interest Groups and Associations
    - Industry Initiatives
Gwen Noda

Pocket Guide to Marine Debris - 0 views

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    The Ocean Conservancy
    pdf document, 35 pages, 2005
    20th anniversary International Coastal Cleanup

    The Ocean Conservancy promotes healthy and diverse ocean ecosystems and opposes practices that threaten ocean life and human life. Through research, education, and science-based advocacy, The Ocean Conservancy informs, inspires, and empowers people to speak and act on behalf of the oceans. In all its work, The Ocean Conservancy strives to be the world's foremost advocate for
    the oceans.

    The International Coastal Cleanup engages people to remove trash and debris from the world's beaches and waterways, to identify the sources of debris, and to change the behaviors that cause pollution.

    Introduction
    How to Use This Book
    Quick Tips
    - Shoreline Cleanup
    - Underwater Cleanup
    Estimating Weights and Distances
    The World of Marine Debris
    Activities That Produce Debris
    Sample Data Card
    Items Listed on the Data Card
    Debris Items of Local Concern
    Potentially Hazardous Items
    Stranded or Entangled Animals
    Natural Items
    Peculiar Items
    Other Volunteer Opportunities
    - National Marine Debris Monitoring Program
    - RECON
    - Storm Drain Sentries
    - Ocean Action Network
    - Ocean Wilderness
    More Information
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