Plastics in the Oceans

On The Ecology Hour tonight, we talk with Dr. Sean Anderson, Chair & Professor in the Environmental Science and Resource Management Program, California State University Channel Islands.  Our topic will be “Plastics in the Oceans,” and we will hear about the sources, extent, and effects of plastics contamination on marine life.

Dr. Anderson is both a teacher and researcher, employing innovative methods to learn about our world and to transmit that learning to the next generation of scientists.  The “Pirate Lab” website includes a great deal of information about the work he and his associates and students are involved with.

He also provided the inspiration for a namesake character in the movies “Journey to the Center of the Earth” and “Journey 2: The Mysterious Island.”  That’s kind of unusual for an ecologist.

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About Tim

Host for Oak and Thorn on the first and third Sundays of every month, and The Ecology Hour on the fourth Tuesday of every month. Oak & Thorn aims to present the widest possible spectrum of Celtic music, from traditional to contemporary styles, along with information about history and culture. The Ecology Hour- Science Edition (co-hosted with Bob Spies) presents recent scientific findings about the natural world and our place in it. My other interests include brewing, gardening, birding, cooking, woodworking, and history. I live on Middle Ridge in Albion, California, among wonderful neighbors.
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