Achievements 2016

Macroplastic and microplastic marine debris research

B.E.A.C.H. continued a year long project sorting and researching microplastic and macro sized marine debris. The data collected will be analyzed for solutions for preventing and reducing marine debris in the environment. The public, educators and government will have access to this information.
Volunteers from universities, high schools and members from the community are helping with this project.

Outreach and education

B.E.A.C.H. went to 18 education and outreach events in 2016. Volunteers gave educational presentations at schools and the community, taught the community at farmers' markets about the impacts of marine debris on marine life including solutions to plastic marine debris. In addition they also gave interviews on television and radio.

2016 Sponsors included: Pura Vida Bracelets, Simple Ecology, Glass Dharma, StorKeeper Self Storage, Extra Space Storage, Matson, Young Brothers


Coral Photograph Credit to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration/Department of Commerce and Dr. James P. McVey. Dolphins, Japanese Angelfish, Green turtle, and Laysan Albatross photos by James Watt. Humpback whale photo by James Mobeley

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