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Articles from August 17, 2018

Posted: August 17, 2018
Large ship in a canal.

AUGUST 17, 2018 — The Panama Canal is one of the world’s busiest strategic waterways and is of major importance to global transportation, trade, and security. In FY 2017, over 13,000 vessels transited the Panama Canal.

Posted: August 17, 2018
Beach with trash and seaweed.

AUGUST 17, 2018 — On August 16, the NOAA Marine Debris Program announced the 23 recipients of its 2018 prevention and removal grant awards totaling approximately $2.5 million in federal funds. 

Posted: August 17, 2018
Large rock with organisms growing on it next to a body of water.

AUGUST 17, 2018 — During an early morning low tide on Thursday, August 8, Mr. David Janka, Auklet Charter Services, visited Mearns Rock again this year to record images of the famous rock.

Posted: August 17, 2018
Group of five people pose next to small vehicle with debris in the back.

AUGUST 17, 2018 — On August 3-6, Sherry Lippiatt and Tom Barry with the Marine Debris Program (MDP) joined California State University Channel Islands (CSUCI) at the Channel Islands National Park to remove marine debris from ecologically sensitive shorelines on Santa Rosa Island, off the coast of southern California.

Posted: August 17, 2018
Instructor talking to several individuals in blue uniforms on a beach.

AUGUST 17, 2018 — The U.S. Coast Guard’s (USCG) District 11 Response Advisory Team (D-11 DRAT) works extensively with OR&R’s Emergency Response Division providing direct operational decision support to USCG responders during oil spills.

Posted: August 17, 2018
Man in a tan shirt posing for photo.

AUGUST 17, 2018 — When our responders need information on tides and trajectories, who do they call? Meet Dylan Righi, one of three Seattle-based oceanographers for OR&R’s Emergency Response Division.

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