PWF Research Team Fights Marine Debris

PWF's researchers collected data -- and helped clean up the ocean -- during a research expedition on December 4, 2013.

Traveling on our research vessel Ocean Protector, the team was doing odontocete transects roughly ten miles off Olowalu and collected 45 pieces of garbage, ranging from small pieces of styrofoam to a tire!

In the photos are: intern Chris Bolte (in black), Stephanie Currie (in blue) and Jens Currie (in green).

Read more about our odontocete study at http://www.pacificwhale.org/content/hawaii-research

Marine clean-up with PWF research team

Marine clean-up with PWF research team 2

Marine clean-up with PWF research team 3