Mystery of Foreign Marine Debris on Bering Strait Beaches Focus of NOAA’s ORR
Something happened this past spring or summer near the Bering Strait that released an unusually large amount of flotsam or jetsam — no one knows yet which it is — on beaches from Shishmareff in Alaska’s far Northwest to Nome and along the shoreline of St. Lawrence Island. Was it a ship sinking, or just someone throwing lots of garbage overboard?
NOAA’s Marine Debris Program and Emergency Response Division, part of their Office of Response and Restoration, is looking into it. They have partnered with groups to establish ...
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