Marine Debris on Hart Island, Maine

three people search through a mountain of marine debris

Marine Debris on Hart Island, Maine

Discarded lobster traps, buoys, and plastic trash of all varieties clutter bird nesting habitat on Hart Island, part of the Maine Coastal Islands National Wildlife Refuge. Caleb Spiegel, a wildlife biologist in the Fish and Wildlife Service's Migratory Birds Program (right foreground) and Linda Welch, the wildlife biologist at Maine Coastal Islands National Wildlife Refuge (back right) are leading the team of partners to better identify patterns of such waste and work together to reduce it.
Image
Photo By/Credit
Olivia Gieger/USFWS
Ecosystem
Coastal
Marine
Media Usage Rights/License
Public Domain
Subject tags
Marine environments
Migratory birds