Most people are aware of our role in polluting the oceans. It is a rare trip to the beach, even here in the beautiful Monterey Bay, that doesn't involve the discovery of marine debris in some form – a beer can, bottle cap or cigarette butt. But there are many potential solutions, from small-scale beach cleanups to much larger scale bans on plastic bags.
CSU Monterey Bay’s annual Sanctuary Currents Symposium – held in collaboration with the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary – brings scientists, managers, students and members of the public together to address the most important issues of the day. This year, the topic for the April 26 symposium is Marine Debris: How Do You Pitch In?