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NOAA biologist gives presentation warning of the effect of marine debris


November 15, 2018

On Nov. 1, Aleria Jensen, a supervising biologist in the Protected Resources Division of NOAA Fisheries Alaska Region, held a lecture in the assembly chambers describing the harm plastics and marine debris in the oceans can have on marine life.

“Now, we’re all so connected and none of us are free from this issue,” said Jensen.

In her presentation, Jensen gave an overview of plastic and marine debris on a global scale, marine debris in Alaska and conservation efforts being taken by NOAA, or the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

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