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Gorgula to discuss tsunami marine debris

By Staff | Jul 17, 2014

MAALAEA – Pacific Whale Foundation’s Making Waves Lecture Series will continue on Thursday, July 24, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. with “Responding to Tsunami Marine Debris.”

Sonia Gorgula from the state Department of Land and Natural Resources will report on a protocol for responding to Japan’s tsunami marine debris based on data collected from Hawaii.

She will also lead a discussion on aquatic invasive species risks and surveys planned by the DLNR for the summer.

Admission is free; reservations are not required.

The presentation will take place at Pacific Whale Foundation’s Discovery Center on the lower level of the Maalaea Harbor Shops, adjacent to Maui Ocean Center.

For more information on Making Waves, contact Pacific Whale Foundation’s Conservation Department at 280-4736 or visit www.pacificwhale.org/content/making-waves-0 for the latest details.