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Sources and Distribution of Marine Debris to Improve Removal Efforts at Gray’s Reef

As part of the National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS) and National Marine Sanctuary Program’s Long-Term Agreement, NCCOS scientists conducted an initial characterization of Gray’s Reef National Marine Sanctuary (GRNMS) to refine models predicting the density of debris and improve future monitoring and removal efforts. Based on these results, NCCOS and GRNMS staff have been funded to continue research efforts in coordination with the NOAA Office of Response and Restoration’s Marine Debris Program and to conduct outreach efforts to reduce inputs of debris into the sanctuary by recreational fishermen and boaters. Scientists will establish permanent transects within GRNMS to quantify long-term trends in the types, abundance, impacts, and accumulation rates of debris.

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