Marine debris, implications for human consumption need "more attention"
HAWAII – Large, predatory fishes from the offshore waters around Hawai‘i have been ingesting a surprisingly large amount of plastic and other marine debris, according to new research by scientists at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa. These observations are the first of their kind in scope and in number, and they suggest that more … Full article →
Special presentation given on threat of tsunami debris that may be headed our way at some point in the next few years Video by David Corrigan, Voice of Stephanie Salazar HILO, Hawaii: Debris from the tsunami that devastated Japan could reach the United States as early as this winter, according to predictions by NOAA scientists. … Full article →
By David Corrigan and Stephanie Salazar [Block video courtesy Dr. Hank Carson, File video by Tim Bryan] HILO, Hawaii: UH Hilo marine science students and collaborators have released sets of red, wood blocks from locations around the Big Island this week, in an attempt to monitor the path taken by floating debris. Dr. Hank Carson, … Full article →
Voice of Stephanie Salazar University of Hawaii researches are projecting further impacts here on Hawaii Island from the 9.0 earthquake in Japan. This time, a surge of debris from the destroyed remnants of Japan’s coastal towns are expected to wash ashore in two to five years. Researchers at the University of Hawaii at Manoa’s International Pacific … Full article →
Video courtesy NOAA, voice of Tim Bryan