Marine Debris Mapping and Education
Marine debris is another name for mankind’s garbage at sea. Our trash threatens marine life in one of two ways, through ingestion (which often leads to starvation) and entanglement (which can cause strangulation). An estimated 80% of marine debris comes from land-based sources. Therefore, the activities with the highest potential for reducing marine debris flows are prevention through education and control of land-based debris.
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Low Impact Marine Research
The marine science community has only recently begun to take note of the impact its research activities have on climate change and ocean health. In the words of the Baylisʼ designer Tom Wylie, “Why would you drive a Hummer through the rainforest in search of butterflies?” Why burn dozens of gallons of fuel per hour while generating tons of greenhouse gases when one could be sailing along in perfect silence and harmony with the very creatures that you wish to study? Fortunately for marine scientists, Tom anticipated this heightened awareness a decade ago when he began work on the Derek M Baylis.
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