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Marine Debris Program Grantee Hosts Tangled in Trash Webinar

JUNE 13, 2022 — On May 23,  the Wildlife and Habitat Impacts Working Group of the Southeast Marine Debris Action Plan led a webinar to share the new app Tangled in Trash: A Reporting Tool For Wildlife. The webinar shared why collecting wildlife entanglement and ingestion data is important and demonstrated how users can report observations using the mobile or online version.

Through this citizen science project, anyone in Georgia and the Carolinas can report interactions between animals and marine debris. After submitting a report in the Tangled in Trash app, users are encouraged to contact stranding networks or state wildlife responders to report live animals and certain deceased animals.

If you live in the Southeast, download the application today so you will be ready to contribute as a citizen scientist! 

  • Download the Anecdata App in the App Store or Google Play
  • In Anecdata, search for Tangled in Trash.
  • Create a new Anecdata account (or log in if you already have one).
  • Click + New Observation. 
  • Enter and submit data. 
  • You can also report your observation through the website.

The Southeast Region is piloting this effort, which was made possible with funding from the NOAA Marine Debris Program and National Marine Sanctuary Foundation, but there may be opportunities to expand to other regions. 

For more information, please contact Sarah.Latshaw@noaa.gov.

Last updated Sunday, June 26, 2022 7:13pm PDT