Ocean Plastic Pollution
Parley for the Oceans: Cyrill Gutsch, Lea Stepken, and their visionary organization Parley for the Oceans, are collaborating with industry, governments, creators, thinkers, and leaders around the globe to protect oceans and solve ocean plastic pollution from the inside out. Parley also supports lots of ocean-related artistic projects, and has been a major supporter of ALBATROSS for several years.
5Gyres: Marcus Ericksen and Anna Cummins are two of the world’s most respected marine scientists studying ocean plastic pollution. Their website at 5Gyres.org is chock full of articles, videos, and other resources:
Plastic Pollution Coalition: a global org co-founded by Manuel Maqueda after our first trip to Midway; devoted to all facets of plastic pollution, including guides for anti-plastic activism in your school/campus/town. Headed by our close friend Dianna Cohen:
Plastic Change International: Dear friend Henrik Beha Pedersen, based in Copenhagen, is a passionate ocean sailor and plastic pollution activist. His org is taking the lead on ocean plastic pollution in Scandinavia.
Bag It: a touching and funny documentary film about ocean plastic pollution, directed by Suzan Beraza and filmed by ALBATROSS lead cinematographer Jim Hurst:
Sea Shepherd: Founded by Captain Paul Watson, Sea Shepherd is the world’s leading activist organization working to protect fish populations from illegal fishing.
Ocean Preservation Society: Louie Psihoyos (Oscar-winning Director of The Cove and Racing Extinction) and the Ocean Preservation Society: a team of passionate artists, activists, and change agents committed to sustainability and the preservation of our oceans and planet.
J Nichols: Dr. Wallace "J" Nichols is a world-renowned sea-turtle and marine scientist, movement maker, wild water advocate, and bestselling author. His website is loaded with interesting articles and videos:
Carl Safina and the Safina Center: Carl Safina is one of the world’s most inspiring writers on nature and the intelligence of wild creatures. His book Eye of the Albatross was a major inspiration in the ALBATROSS film project. Carl’s website is worth a long look: check out his books, TED talks, videos, blog, and other offerings:
Dear friend and ally Hob Osterlund, founder of the Kauai Albatross Network, is a passionate and poetic Laysan Albatross lover and conservationist; we recommend her beautiful book Holy Moli.
Article about Laysan Albatrosses and the human-caused hazards they have endured:
Intro to Laysan Albatrosses, by the famous Cornell Labs:
US Fish & Wildlife website for Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge and Battle of Midway National Memorial:
Friends of Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge: dedicated to Midway’s preservation, protection, and restoration; lots of photos and articles about Midway: