Marine Pollution

Marine Pollution

This visualization shows the amount and some of the characteristics of the debris collected in the Australian coasts. It was created in collaboration with Tangaroa Blue Foundation and it uses data from the Australian Marine Debris Database. Tangaroa Blue Foundation is a NGO focused on the health of our marine environment, and coordinates the Australian Marine Debris Initiative. Since the program started in 2004, more than 1.2 million pieces of marine debris have been removed from the Australian coastline and data on this debris collated and inputted into the database. This visualization is a support tool to create awareness on marine environmental and conservation issues as well as to invite volunteers, organizations and communities to join forces with this Initiative.

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