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Marine debris impacts are wide ranging. From being an eyesore on a beach to animal entanglement, marine debris is a problem that we cannot ignore.


Marine debris comes in all shapes and sizes that float throughout the water column.


Marine debris is one of the most widespread pollution problems facing the world's oceans and waterways.


Prevention is the ultimate solution to the marine debris problem. Using outreach and education to work with groups such as students and community members can stop marine debris at its source.


There is still a lot to learn about marine debris and researching the topic can help us to better address the issue.


Marine debris can come from a variety of sources, both land- and ocean-based.

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