Marine Debris

Marine debris is any human-created waste that has entered the marine environment.  Most of the debris comes from land-based sources, and can start as simply as someone littering a cigarette butt or soda can.

Debris in our oceans kills and injures wildlife, spreads invasive species, leaches pollutants and endangers human health. Luckily, there are simple steps we can take to reduce marine debris and make a positive difference for our oceans. Learn more about Pacific Whale Foundation's marine debris programs and ways you can get involved.


Marine Debris Monitoring Study


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