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Marine Debris 2016 Photo Journal

Visit the story map to check out the photos from our 2016 Marine Debris cruise!
July 05, 2019 - Survey ,

Dolphin Calf Swimming Freely After Rescue Team Steps In

Biologists work together to free calf from fishing gear off Florida coast.
March 12, 2019 - Feature Story ,
Dolphin calf with mouth entanglement.jpeg

We’re Back! The Marine Debris Team Returns

Northwestern Hawaiian Islands Marine Debris Mission 2018

Our team collected more than 160,000 pounds of marine debris in just 41 days.
November 16, 2018 - Science Blog ,
Local students and teachers use pieces of marine debris to create a NOAA logo mosaic

Protecting Paradise: Marine Debris Team Does the Heavy Lifting

The team removed more than 160,000 pounds of lost or abandoned fishing nets and plastics from the remote Northwestern Hawaiian Islands, an ecologically and culturally significant area, part of the Papahānaumokuāea Marine National Monument.
November 09, 2018 - Feature Story ,
The team pulls a large mass of nets into the boat near the barrier reef at Midway Atoll.

Imua! Going Forward Island by Island to Clean Marine Debris

Northwestern Hawaiian Islands Marine Debris Mission 2018

The marine debris team travels to the shores of the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands aboard the vessel Imua.
October 30, 2018 - Science Blog ,
Marine debris along the shoreline in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands

Leaving on a Jet Plane: Marine Debris Removal at Midway Atoll Comes to an End

Northwestern Hawaiian Islands Marine Debris Mission 2018

Our team of five cleans up more than 25,000 pounds of debris in 10 days on Midway Atoll.
October 29, 2018 - Science Blog ,
Aerial image of the team removing derelict fishing nets from the reef at Midway Atoll

Midway Furious Five Rid the Land and Sea of Marine Debris

Northwestern Hawaiian Islands Marine Debris Mission 2018

The team divides and five team members continue their mission removing marine debris on Midway Atoll.
October 26, 2018 - Research ,
Marine debris along the shore at Midway Atoll

Coral Health and Threats in the Pacific Islands

Similar to coral reefs around the world, corals in the Pacific Islands are especially vulnerable to changing climate, diseases, and human impacts.

Midway Marine Debris: Finding our Land Legs

Northwestern Hawaiian Islands Marine Debris Mission 2018

The team dodges a hurricane at Pearl and Hermes Atoll and arrives at Midway Atoll to continue their mission on land.
October 23, 2018 - Science Blog ,
Small boat transports marine debris (Photo: NOAA Fisheries/Steven Gnam)

Mission Possible: Stormy Seas and Marine Debris

Northwestern Hawaiian Islands Marine Debris Mission 2018

The team completes operations at Pearl and Hermes Atoll and departs before a major hurricane arrives.
October 22, 2018 - Science Blog ,
Derelict fishing nets are craned onboard the NOAA Ship Sette to transport back to Honolulu