Marine Debris Talk, Film in Newport
On each evening Fawn will show the documentary film It’s Everybody’s Ocean by Atsuko Quirk, which tells the story of the 750 residents of Ikema, a tiny outpost of Japan’s Miyako Islands, and their heroic struggles to combat the huge quantities of marine debris that wash up on their island.
She will then discuss the marine debris survey that CoastWatch conducts on behalf of the Oregon Marine Debris Team, of which we are a partner. CoastWatch organizes teams of citizen scientists to gather formal scientific data about the quantity and types of marine debris arriving on Oregon’s shores. She will also provide an update on tsunami debris.
The remainder of the evening will be devoted to CoastWatch’s other citizen science projects, including sea star population studies, marine mammal and beached bird surveys, and the King Tide photo project. Fawn will also be glad to address questions about any aspect of CoastWatch, or about objects found on the beach.
For more information, contact Fawn Custer at (541) 270-0027, [email protected].