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Washington Marine Debris Task Force Holding Public Meetings on Tsunami Debris Response Plan

The Washington State Marine Debris Task Force is holding community meetings in Ocean Shores and Long Beach to answer questions and gather feedback about the state plan for responding to marine debris from the tragic March 11, 2011, Japan tsunami that may cross the Pacific Ocean and reach Washington beaches. Continue reading

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Washington Crew Removing Marine Debris from Willapa Bay Beaches

DNR crew removing marine debris from Willapa Bay beaches OLYMPIA, Washington – This week, a Washington Department of Natural Resources (DNR) work crew began cleaning up accumulated marine debris that washed ashore on Willapa Bay beaches this summer. The 4-member … Continue reading

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Hawaii Works with Federal Partners to Monitor and Respond to Reports of Possible Tsunami Debris

State of Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources NEWS RELEASE Hawaii Works with Federal Partners to Monitor and Respond to Reports of Possible Tsunami Debris Contingency plans being prepared to intercept floating dock and handle before it reaches land … Continue reading

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NOAA Collects Tons of Marine Debris from Northwestern Hawaiian Islands

A team of 17 scientists collected nearly 50 metric tons of marine debris, which threatens monk seals, sea turtles and other marine life in the coral reef ecosystem, in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands (NWHI). NOAA Ship Oscar Elton Sette arrived back in its homeport of Honolulu on Saturday after a month in Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument. Continue reading

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Japan Tsunami Debris ‘Dock’ in Oregon Set for Dismantling

A derelict 165 ton dock that broke away during the tsunami and floated all the way from Japan to the coast of Oregon will be dismantled starting on July 31st. The 66′ long, 19′ wide, 7′ tall dock washed ashore early the morning of June 5, 2012 and is believed to weigh 130-165 tons. Continue reading

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