TAMU-CC Researchers to Discuss Studies about Plastic Trash in the Waters and on the Beaches of Corpus Christi

Plastic marine debris has been recognized by the UN’s Environment Programme, the EPA and NOAA as a major threat to the welfare of the world’s oceans and the animals that live in them. Eight million tons of plastic are entering the oceans every year, and if no changes are made in the way humans produce, use and dispose of plastic materials, they will outweigh all the fish in the oceans by 2050. Locally, plastic trash impacts tourism and our city’s reputation, causes stormwater conveyance problems, and kills sea turtles and other marine wildlife. At the next meeting of the Surfrider Foundation, five graduate students in Texas A&M Corpus Christi’s Life Sciences Department and Physical & Environmental Sciences Department will give presentations summarizing their ongoing research about plastics in the local marine environment.

When: 6 - 8 p.m., October 30, 2017
Where: Room 1003, Carlos Truan Natural Resources Center building, on the Texas A&M-Corpus Christi campus The meeting is free and open to the public. Free pizza and drinks as long as they last!

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