Pay attention to threats to ocean health that cannot always be seen—cleaning chemicals often get rinsed overboard unthinkingly, where they can have a cumulative and deleterious effect on marine life.
Taking the lead on cleaning up trash and pollution in your local waterways and ocean area is what All Hands Alliance is all about. Because we’re a grassroots organization, it’s all about leading by example.
The US has proposed protections for 12 species and more than 6,000 square miles of key habitat in the Caribbean and the Pacific Ocean.
“The problem of pollution and litter is at once both local and global,” writes Holly Paterson, executive director of All Hands Alliance in the latest issue of WindCheck magazine. Photo by @PatrickSikes
Plastic household items can cause huge problems for marine wildlife, so boaters should rethink what they carry to sea on their boats.
Have a look at how All Hands Alliance helps compile marine pollution data, one piece of trash at a time. There's an app for that!
Plastic trash is now considered to be more insidious than initially thought, as microplastics have been found everywhere on the seafloor. Just how much will shock you.