JUNKRide is coming our way! Two members of the Algalita Marine Research Foundation, Anna Cummins and Dr. Marcus Eriksen, have been bicycling down the coast from Vancouver, BC and will continue to Tijuana, Mexico, stopping along the way to raise awareness of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch and the dangerous rise of plastics in our ocean waters. The Garbage Patch is a massive gyre of marine litter in the central North Pacific Ocean estimated to be twice the size of Texas.
Surfrider Foundation Humboldt Chapter and the HSU Surf Club are hosting their presentation this Friday, May 8 at 7 p.m. in Founders Hall room 118. Anna and Marcus will share with us their stories with Algalita, including studying the Garbage Patch and using some of the junk they found to build a raft…a raft they ended up using to cross the ocean. More information can be found here: www.junkraft.com