Peter Benchley Ocean Awards names 2014 Ocean Heroes

Posted on Jun 27 2014 by Jane Patton
On May 30, the Blue Frontier Campaign awarded seven leaders in ocean stewardship, policy, science, media, exploration, and youth engagement with “Ocean Hero” designations, honoring them for their dedication to studying and cleaning the world’s oceans. PPC’s own Daniella Russo presented the “Hero of the Seas” award to Capt. Charles Moore from the Algalita Marine...

Plastic Paradise: Engaging the Next Generation in the Search for Solutions

Posted on Feb 28 2014 by Tracy Russo
  Plastic Pollution Coalition hosted a benefit screening of Plastic Paradise, a film by Angela Sun, in North Hollywood, California earlier this week. Over 150 people joined us to view the film and talk about how to stop plastic pollution – including dozens of students from Santa Monica High School,  The Fernando Pullum Community Arts Center, and other LA-area elementary and high schools. Student...

Beyond the absurdity of a “Texas-sized Garbage Patch” Lies a Larger Menace of Plastic Pollution in the World’s Oceans

Posted on Jan 07 2011 by Amy Westervelt
By Marcus Eriksen, PhD, Co-founder 5 Gyres Institute/Director of Project Development, Algalita Marine Research Foundation Media is sometimes the tail that wags the dog of science.  One oceanographer described finding plastic in his relatively tiny Texas-size study area of the North Pacific Ocean, while another began describing these areas of concentration as “garbage patches”.  A mis-information...