Marine debris

Sea turtle eating plastic

Marine debris is one of the most widespread pollution problems facing the world's oceans and waterways. Learn more about the issue and arm yourself with the most accurate information!

NOAA's Marine Debris Program

Marine debris issues from the Ocean Conservancy

Learn about the Great Garbage Patch

National Marine Debris Monitoring Program

Provincetown Center for Coastal Studies (and their whale disentanglement rescue program)

FWC Monofilament Recycling and Recovery Program

The toxicity of surfing (Image courtesy of EnviroSurfer)

Katrina Locke
Sustainability & Natural Resources Director
ext. 15850

Debbie Wingfield
Manatee Protection Program Manager
ext. 12235


For stranded manatees, whales,
sea turtles, and dolphins call FWC:

For right whale sightings call the
Right Whale Hotline: