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UVI Marine Debris Action Plan Team Published in National Blog

The University of the Virgin Islands (UVI) Marine Debris Action Plan Team has been published as a special quest contributor in the  National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s blog.  

The article titled “The Tide is Turning on Marine Debris in the U.S. Virgin Islands” was written by Howard Forbes Jr., extension specialist at the Virgin Islands Marine Advisory Service and Elisa Lacatena, communications specialist at the Virgin Islands Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research. 

“An island in the middle of the Caribbean Sea is an idyllic place to live and visit, but islands can be particularly vulnerable to marine debris. The effects of marine debris can be seen in everyday life in the U.S. Virgin Islands (USVI), from the visible debris on our beaches, to the economic toll that it can take on our tourism industry.” 

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