Judging from the number of emails Miriam and I received from reporters today, the general public wants to hear what we have to say about…View More The Ocean Cleanup deployed a prototype and I honestly have A LOT of questions
When you think of terrifying monsters that might inhabit the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, what do you think of? Mutant sharks? Pissed-off squid? Rabid barnacles? (Well,…View More The scariest inhabitant of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch is not what you think
Nobody ever told me that becoming a marine biologist would involve spending four years figuring out how to count. Because, seriously, how hard can counting…View More How do you figure out how much plastic is in the ocean?
I’ve been temporarily released from my social media silence to talk about my latest paper, which is published in the open-access journal PeerJ. So first of…View More Behind the scenes: plastic-eating barnacles in the North Pacific Gyre
I’ve been mostly absent from the internets lately (with the exception of my very favorite procrastination method, Twitter), but I have 250 pages of a…View More Invitation to my doctoral defense
You might have seen the headlines last week: Big rise in North Pacific plastic waste, Plastic in ‘Great Pacific Garbage Patch’ increases 100-fold, Ocean Trash is…View More Pacific plastic, sea skaters, and the media: behind the scenes of my recent paper
Hi internet! I just spent the month of July sailing (yes! sailing!) from Honolulu to San Francisco aboard Sea Education Association’s vessel SSV Robert C.…View More Back from the sea
If you’re in the Atlanta GA area, this Wednesday evening is your chance to drink beer with two of your very favorite Deep Sea News…View More Talking Trash at Georgia Aquarium Science on Tap