268,940 tons of plastic float through the world’s oceans, spreading, accumulating, and being swallowed or absorbed. A group of researchers led by Markus Eriksen of the Five Gyres Institute in LA made this estimate in 2014. 5.25 trillion plastic particles are sitting in the ocean, they wrote in their paper, which was the first ever estimate for the total amount of plastic in the ocean.
Even during these quarantine times, NAMEPA is keeping busy! We are proud to welcome new members: Bahamas Maritime Authority, Cheniere Energy and the Port of Long Beach! NAMEPA continues to promote Ocean Literacy from home with our weekly Parent Survival Series and Change One Habit, Change the World Campaign. Want to find out what else we have been up to? Click here to read all the most resent Sea Worthy News!