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Learn more about ‘Plastics in our Oceans’ today at U.W. Friday Harbor Labs

Capt. Charles Moore of the Algalita Marine Research Foundation visits Friday Harbor today to talk about plastics on our ocean and the threat they pose to animal and human life. This photo was taken by Algalita on Kamilo Beach, Hawaii, Feb. 8, 2006. - Algalita Marine Research Foundation
Capt. Charles Moore of the Algalita Marine Research Foundation visits Friday Harbor today to talk about plastics on our ocean and the threat they pose to animal and human life. This photo was taken by Algalita on Kamilo Beach, Hawaii, Feb. 8, 2006.
— image credit: Algalita Marine Research Foundation

“Plastics in Our Oceans,” a lecture by Capt. Charles Moore, is scheduled Monday, 5:30-7:30 p.m., in the U.W. Friday Harbor Labs’ Commons.

The event is free and open to the public.

Moore will talk about synthetic polymers in the marine environment and how they are a rapidly increasing, long-term threat.

The presentation is sponsored by Doris Estabrooks, Friends of the San Juans, Friday Harbor Labs, and the San Juan Island Anti-Litter Initiative.

Moore is the founder of the Algalita Marine Research Foundation, which is dedicated to the protection of the marine environment and its watersheds through education, research and restoration. The foundation is based in Long Beach, Calif.

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