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The University of Southampton
Ocean and Earth Science, National Oceanography Centre Southampton

Marine Life Talk: Plastic Planet Seminar

7 June 2012
National Oceanography Centre

For more information regarding this seminar, please telephone National Oceanography Centre Southampton on +44 (0)23 8059 6666 .

Event details

Plastic has become ubiquitous in the developed world in the last 60 years, and much of it ends up as waste in our oceans: up to 95% of marine waste is plastic debris.

 This talk will cover how this waste gets in to our oceans, where it collects, and how it directly and indirectly affects the marine food web, and ultimately humans.  A reduction of plastic debris is one of the most easily attainable improvements that we can make to the marine environment, and ways for you to help will be discussed.

Further information

This talk is open to members of the public, staff and students. Admission is free.

Visitors attending the talk should arrive at the National Oceanography Centre Southampton at 7.15pm to be met in Reception

The National Oceanography Centre Southampton can be reached via Dock Gate 4 (between Town Quay and Ocean Village).

The talks are accessible via stairs or a lift. Since the lift cannot be used in an emergency, evacuation of less able visitors is down the stairs via an evacuation chair. You are therefore required to notify us in advance of the presence of a wheelchair user or anyone with access issues likely to require use of an evacuation chair.

Speaker information

Jennifer Durden,PhD student at the University of Southampton

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