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170 Tons of Plastic Removed from Pacific

Ocean Voyages Institute

Ocean Voyages Institute’s marine plastic recovery vessel, SV Kwai,  docked in Honolulu after 35 days at sea, successfully concluding the second and final haul of the nonprofit group’s 2020 open-ocean recovery mission, adding 67 tons to the record-setting 103 tons (206,000 lb.) removed in June, which became the largest open-ocean cleanup in history. The nonprofit group’s total for the summer season now

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Bipartisan Legislation Aims to Address Harmful Algal Bloom and Hypoxia

U.S. House Representatives Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR), Marcy Kaptur (D-OH) and David Joyce (R-OH) introduced bipartisan legislation to better prepare for, mitigate and respond to harmful algal blooms, especially in coastal communities and the Great Lakes region. In a harmful algal bloom event, algae grow rapidly and release dangerous toxins that end up in shellfish, fish, marine mammals and birds and

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