Algalita Marine Research Foundation Overview
Geographic areas served: Global
Programs: 1. Continuing our research on the impact of plastic debris on the marine environment, including impacts on marine organisms, sorbtion of pollutants onto plastics, and quatitative assessments of plastics sampled from the ocean surface, across urban watershed and inside the stomachs of Laysan Albatross and fish; 2.Watershed Wonders, an educational program series consisting of curriculum and accompanying DVDs; 3. Plastics Are Forever, a educational program that has been in existence since the 2004-2005 school year, wteaching environmental science and scientific process to students at 6 schools; 3. Ship-2-Shore, an interactive, web-based K-12 bilingual education program reaching students across the world. 4. Continuing ongoing work with kelp reforestation; 5. Distribution of "Our Synthetic Sea," our signature video.
Algalita Marine Research Foundation is dedicated to the protection of the marine environment and its watersheds through research, education and restoration.