53 tons of marine debris removed from national monument in Northwestern Hawaiian Islands : Big Island Now

A second large-scale cleanup at Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument in the North Hawaiian Islands yielded 53 tons of marine debris. the debris was removed from the rocks and shores of the islands and atolls. The project was started by a 16-person team from the Hawai'i non-profit organization Papahānaumokuākea Marine Debris Project. The 16-person team recently returned to Honolulu — the 185-ft vessel M/V Imua — for a 30-day major cleanup campaign in Papahānaumokuākea in 2022. Below ADBelow ADThis year's cumulative total of 202,950 pounds of marine debris has been removed, equivalent to the weight of a school of 10-sized whales or larger than three humpback whales. The latest move also brings the government's total for debris removal to half a million pounds since they began televising the grand scale two…
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