Trash Free Seas

Loggerhead Marinelife Center has partnered with Ocean Conservancy on their “Trash Free Seas” marine clean debris initiative.

The program works on various fronts addressing the problem of marine debris, taking a holistic approach towards solutions. The initiative is based off the need for additional information in regards to the effects that ocean debris has on marine and coastal wildlife.

Unfortunately, very little data exists on the amount of debris that female sea turtles encounter when nesting or what their hatchlings must overcome on their trek to sea. Through this program we hope to gain a better understanding and begin to work towards lasting solutions. We will begin to regularly monitor and remove marine debris from our 9.5 miles of local nesting beaches.

This is a citizen science program, allowing LMC volunteers and community members to take an active role in the battle of marine debris and conservation of sea turtles.

Interested in making a difference and helping with this important project?

Contact me at or Caitlin Sampson at

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