Podcast 77: Kevin O’Brien (Papahānaumokuākea Marine Debris Project)


Jason Evans speaks with Kevin O’Brien of the Papahānaumokuākea Marine Debris Project.

In this podcast Kevin explains what the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument is and why it is an important part of the Hawaiian Island chain, the size of the PMNM, the importance of protecting delicate island ecosystems, the types of debris they find on their cleanups, the most recent expedition which collected over 47 tons of marine debris, the challenge of keeping up with the debris that accumulates in these remote areas, how the PMDP began, the logistics that go into setting up these larger expeditions, how people can get involved, and where they can learn more online and via social media.


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