Searching for SHARKastics on Palmyra Atoll (2012-2015)
While doing a runway rehabilitation project with The Nature Conservancy, the SHARKastics Team also collected marine debris from all around the atoll (results coming soon).  Subsequent visits to Palmyra have yielded similar collection/research opportunities.  The debris types slightly differ from what we typically find in HI, which is very interesting.  There are plenty of sharks and SHARKastics!

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Palmyra Atoll marine debris cleanup piles

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black tip reef shark cruising Palmyra Atoll coral reef

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Taking a bite out of marine debris!

pile of our SHARKastics during a sorting party