Marine Debris in

Florida & the Caribbean

Marine debris on the beach in Puerto Rico.

The NOAA Marine Debris Program works with partners in Florida and the Caribbean on marine debris projects, including assessing regional needs, removal efforts, developing and implementing prevention strategies and action plans, and education and outreach.

Surfrider Rincon divers remove large metal debris from the sea bed.

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A volunteer records data on a beach in Puerto Rico.

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The NOAA Marine Debris Program offers several nationwide, competitive funding opportunities for marine debris projects. These include: marine debris removal grants; prevention through education and outreach grants; and research grants. Learn more about these opportunities.