C.8 Marine Debris in the Salish SeaHillary Burgess

Marine debris is a growing concern, with impacts that span ecosystems, food chains, human health and socio-economic systems. Solving this global problem will require local solutions informed by science.Looking for beach debris in survey grid

In this session, we'll talk about what we know and don't know about marine debris sources and impacts. Lastly, we'll get a hands-on preview of how the citizen science program COASST is working to tackle the unknowns and make a positive difference.

For more information, visit www.coasst.org.