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Help us raise awareness about marine debris in Florida and the Caribbean with these resources!
Marine Debris Content Portlet
Learn more about abandoned and derelict vessels (ADVs), how to prevent them, and how you can help.
Learn about marine debris issues in the Florida and the Caribbean, and how the NOAA Marine Debris Program works with state agencies, coastal communities, academic institutions, industry, and non-governmental organizations to address marine debris in the region.
Learn more about marine debris— what it is, where it comes from, and how we can help.
Ocean Today, in partnership with the NOAA Marine Debris Program, presents Regional Emmy® Award-winning TRASH TALK, a 15-minute special feature on marine debris for World Ocean Day. It is specially designed to be part of your World Ocean Day festivities and beyond. To download the videos, visit Ocean Today's website.
FAQs about the FWC Derelict Trap and Trap Debris Removal Program Volunteer Opportunities. This program provides a mechanism to authorize volunteer groups to collect derelict traps and trap debris during open or closed seasons. Volunteer groups may remove derelict traps and trap debris from state waters when they organize a cleanup event and obtain authorization from the FWC.
In response to the significant amount of marine debris left in the wake of Hurricane Irma, Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary and the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation are working with local tour operators and other businesses, non-profits, and government agencies to identify and remove marine debris. You can play an integral role in helping the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary stay healthy and resilient. Join us in Goal: Clean Seas Florida Keys. This presentation provides an overview of the clean up efforts and details how dive shops and divers can participate.
The NOAA Marine Debris Program offers posters and brochures for print. Hang a display in learning centers to educate visitors about “garbage patches,” put a poster in your classroom, or hand out brochures in your community. We have a limited amount in print. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for availability.
Hurricanes and severe storms bring high winds, rain, strong waves, and storm surges that can damage or destroy your home, boat, or other property, can put your family or business at risk, and have the potential to create a large amount of marine debris. This document runs through some basic steps to prepare for storms and prevent your property from becoming marine debris.
Visit the National Weather Service website for more detailed information about how to prepare for storms.