NOAA's National Ocean Service

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Top Ten: What do you know about marine debris? Start here.

This month, we are highlighting marine debris: its types, sources, impacts, and solutions. What can you do to help? Follow us throughout the month of March on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to discover actions you can take to keep the #DebrisFree.

#DebrisFree Question of the Week: Plastic debris can come in all shapes and sizes, but those that are about the size of a sesame seed or smaller have a special name: microplastic. Do you know why these tiny bits of plastic pose such a huge problem in our ocean? Get the facts.