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Teams of academics and other partners are leading marine debris research that answers questions about marine debris types, impacts, and solutions in the Mid-Atlantic. Research papers, reports, and other technical publications are available below.

Marine Debris Content Portlet

Materevovle California Microfiber Update: Textile Perspective
The Economic Impacts of Marine Debris on Tourism-Dependent Communities Infographic
Microplastics in the Chesapeake Bay and its Watershed: State of the Knowledge, Data Gaps, and Relationship to Management Goals
Ecological and Economic Effects of Derelict Fishing Gear in the Chesapeake Bay
The Effects of Marine Debris on Beach Recreation and Regional Economies in Four Coastal Communities: A Regional Pilot Study Final Report
Monitoring Marine Debris in Virginia’s Coastal Zone Project Report: April 2014 through June 2018