130 tons of marine debris removed from park in past decade!
Our waterways are littered with stuff that doesn't belong in them. Plastic bags, cigarette butts, fishing nets, sunken vessels, glass bottles, abandoned crab traps...the list is endless. Some of this marine debris comes from human activity at sea, and some of it makes its way into our waterways from land. Here are ten important things you should know about marine debris:
1. It doesn't stay put.
2. It comes in many forms.
3. It's your problem too.
4. NOAA is fighting this problem.
5. Some debris is being turned into energy.
6. Marine debris can hurt or kill animals.
7. Most debris items take a long time to degrade in the environment.
8. You can help us get the word out! Visit marinedebris.noaa.gov/resources
9. This is a global problem.
10. Small steps lead to big results. #30DaysofOcean#MarineDebris
King-sized lionfish breaks record A state record-breaking lionfish has been caught in Escambia weighing 3.38 pounds! The previous record-holding lionfish by weight was 3.2 pounds. Congrats to David Forrester for removing this king-sized invasive lionfish from Florida waters. See FWC website to participate in the 2018 Lionfish Challenge! Photo courtesy of David Forrester #Lionfish