271: Trash Pirates

271: Trash Pirates

Brain Junk
Brain Junk
271: Trash Pirates
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Okay this title is a reach, but it was too good to not use. Turns out coastal critters are hitching rides around the world on our floating trash. From dramatic events like Japan’s 2011 tsunami, to the stuff we toss into the garbage, we are changing the world and it’s ecology in unexpected ways.

Show Notes:

Science.org: Tsunami-driven rafting: Transoceanic species dispersal and implications for marine biogeography

Nature Article on Trash

Marine Debris Program: article and video

Science Alert

Coastal Debris

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