|"Plastics: A Major Threat to Our Oceans"
a free public lecture by Dr. Anthony Andrady
Tuesday 9th June, 2009, 6:30pm
Windward Community College, Hale Akoakoa, room 101
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|Dr. Anthony Andrady, one of the leading authorities in the world on plastic pollution in the oceans, will speak about the serious ecological consequences of micro-plastic
particles to the marine environment. He will discuss the problems of ingestion of
micro-plastic by zooplankton, how plastic is concentrating toxic pollutants from sea
water, and the concerns that toxic chemicals are entering the food web.
Dr. Andrady is a senior research scientist at the Research Triangle Institute in North Carolina, an adjunct Professor of Chemical Engineering at the North Carolina State University and serves on the United Nations Environmental Program Committee. His research is concerned with the impact of plastic materials with the marine environment. He has over 100 published research papers in technical journals and has edited and authored three books, including “Plastics and the Environment”.
|World Ocean Day is being celebrated with activities worldwide. It is an opportunity to reflect on the ocean’s importance in our lives, to learn more about the ocean and to take time to do something good for our blue planet. It’s up to each of us to help ensure that the ocean is protected and conserved for future generations through positive changes in our daily lives.|
|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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