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Great Job Key West High School Reef Relief Club!

  Students removed 248.56 lbs of marine debris from the shores of Key West. Thanks to Parrot Key  Resort and Sunset Water Sports!  

November 25, 2014
Hawaiian Marine Refuge Now Filled With Garbage

Nov 18, 2014 07:00 AM ET // by Patrick J. Kiger . Discover News Photo: NOAA The Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument in Hawaii, a World Heritage Site and one of the largest marine conservation areas in the world, is an isolated assortment of tiny uninhabited islands and coral reefs that are home to an amazing array of […]

October 16, 2014
Annual “Keep The Sea Free of Debris Art Contest!”

                                  Resources – Downloads 2015 Art Contest Entry Form 2015 Art Contest Flier             The last day to submit entries is November 17, 2014. Eligibility All students in grades Kindergarten through 8th grade from […]

Artists fashion a treasure out of trash

By Kate Bradshaw | Tribune Staff Published: October 16, 2014     ST. PETERSBURG — The colorful sculpture towering above Poynter Park has a certain grace to it, though it’s meant to depict something menacing. Artists and University of South Florida marine scientists unveiled the 30-by-40-foot sculpture Wednesday and hope its vortex shape and recycled […]

November 13, 2013
New Global Policy Effort to Tackle Crisis of Plastic Litter in Oceans Urged

ScienceDaily Oct. 29, 2013 — Plastic litter is one of the most significant problems facing the world's marine environments. Yet in the absence of a coordinated global strategy, an estimated 20 million tons of plastic litter enter the ocean each year. A new report by authors from UCLA School of Law's Emmett Center on Climate […]

March 28, 2013
Turtle found that pooped plastic for a month

By Bryan Nelson. Thu, Mar 24 2011 at 1:00 AM. mother nature network As the world's experts on plastic pollution gather this week in Honolulu for the Fifth International Marine Debris Conference, a disturbing new report has been released that chronicles what decades of plastic pollution in our oceans has done to sea turtles.    […]

February 21, 2013
Presidents Day Cleanup Removes 734 lbs of Debris

On Presidents Day, Reef Relief in partnership with the City of Key West was joined by 21 volunteers including City Commissioner Tony Yaniz, who scoured Key West’s Little Hamaca Park. Volunteers removed 734 lbs of debris from Key West’s largest natural area. Among the debris collected were bottles, tires, plastic bags and a bike frame. This […]