The Litter Mermaid

Because whosits, whatsits, and thingamabobs don’t belong in our oceans

The Litter Mermaid Project started as an internship with Debris Free Oceans based in Miami, FL. I was trying to  quantify the problem of marine litter in Biscayne Bay by adding more rigorous data collection from coastal cleanups, and encouraging others to do the same. I am pleased to announce that I have completed my degree.

Read my final report here: The Litter Mermaid Project_ An Overview of Marine Litter in Miami (2017)

I will continue to write this blog, so check back often!

About Me:

I was born and raised in Santa Cruz, CA. I am in Miami pursuing a graduate degree in Marine Conservation from the University of Miami, RSMAS. Marine debris is an issues I have been passionate about since high school.

This blog focuses primarily on the science of marine debris, its sources, impacts, and what is being done, but sprinkled throughout are vignettes about my life, and what it is like to be a young, mixed race female in today’s world.