Westin, 1900 5th Ave
Feb 12, 2020 12:00 PM
Tessa Code
Westin, 1900 5th Ave

Fighting the Permanence of Plastic: A Pacific Islands Cleanup Story

Plastic debris is accumulating in our oceans and impacting marine environments.  Tessa Code saw this firsthand on a NOAA Marine Debris mission to the northwestern Hawaiian Islands in 2018.  She and the team collected over 164,000 pounds of marine debris ranging from plastic bottles to large fishing nets. During her presentation she will give you a sense of her experience, what the project accomplished, and provide ideas for others to become less dependent on single-use plastics.
Tessa Code grew up in Seattle and graduated with a BS in biology from Santa Clara University. She has worked on research projects in Australia, Hawaii, the US Virgin Islands, and Washington State. Currently, she studies fish populations with the Western Fisheries Research Center.
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