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Algalita Marine Research Foundation


148 N Marina Dr, Long Beach California, USA

Region Active

North America

Non-profit group


Plastic pollution, marine conservation, education


AMRF is dedicated to the preservation of the marine environment, specifically to the problem of plastic pollution. Algalita was the first to spearhead the research methodology for collecting and analyzing micro/macroplastic samples from the ocean. Since Captain Moore's 1997 discovery of the 'plastic soup' in the North Pacific Gyre, AMRF have continued collecting samples through multiple expeditions in the North Pacific and around the world, including in the Southern Hemisphere in Chile and the South Pacific. Their current focus is on youth education.

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