Tuesday, May 17, 2022

The Impact Of Marine Debris On Lives Brought To Light


The US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration recently shined a light on the impact of Marine debris on the lives of people.

Sadly, it’s not only sea birds, seals, and polar bears that suffer from marine debris. Human lives and livelihoods can also be adversely impacted and, in some cases, devasted by the scourge of marine debris in our oceans.

The impact is more noticeable on indigenous communities, who tend to have a closer bond and reliance on the natural environment. Key areas highlighted in the US include:

  • The impact on the Aleut Community of St. Paul Island, Alaska.
  • The removal of abandoned fishing gear from the Pacific Northwest.
  • The restoration of Alaska’s Maybeso Estuary.
  • American Samoa research and prevention efforts focused on microplastics.

You can find out more information here.

Sam Helmy
Sam Helmyhttps://www.deeperblue.com
Sam Helmy is a TDI/SDI Instructor Trainer, and PADI Staff and Trimix Instructor. Diving for 28 years, a dive pro for 14, I have traveled extensively chasing my passion for diving. I am passionate about everything diving, with a keen interest in exploration, Sharks and big stuff, Photography and Decompression theory. Diving is definitely the one and only passion that has stayed with me my whole life!