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pile of our SHARKastics during a sorting party


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black tip reef shark cruising Palmyra Atoll coral reef

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There are so many ways to connect with us: cleanups, conferences, public presentations, debris analysis, brainstorming sessions, etc. 

We created this site to help spread the word about this global issue.  Explore more, borrow an education kit or create art.  Never stop learning! 

Palmyra Atoll marine debris cleanup piles

Check out our extensive photographs of marine debris, land-based rubbish and impacted animals.  View our featured videos to see us in action!

Taking a bite out of marine debris!

"More Turtles  Less Nurdles!"
This is our signature slogan, and our ultimate vision for our planet.  :)

Sea turtles face a variety of threats that are hindering their survival, including marine debris.  Help us save them!  To learn all about our sea turtle research and conservation projects, please visit:

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Searching for SHARKastics on Palmyra Atoll (2012-2020)
While doing various projects with The Nature Conservancy, the SHARKastics Team also collected marine debris from all around the atoll.  The debris types slightly differ from what we typically find in HI, which is very interesting.  There are plenty of sharks and SHARKastics!  We hope to get back there soon!