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47.2 Tons of Marine Debris Removed from Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument

Friday, April 23, 2021 03:08am HST

47.2 Tons of Marine Debris Removed from Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument Full story: https://bit.ly/2QJ283f “On day one, we were fortunate enough to be in the right place at the right time to rescue a four-year-old female endangered Hawaiian monk seal from some fishing net wrapped tightly around her neck,” said Kevin O’Brien, project lead for PMDP. “That success gave us the motivation to work as hard as we possibly could to remove every bit of debris that we could on this expedition.” PC: Papahanaumokuakea Marine Debris Project. NOAA/NMFS Permit #22677