Octopus Pots Help Tell Story of Global Marine Debris Problem

Correspondent Jimmy Richards has been combing Bahamas beaches for trash and has identified octopus traps likely washed from across the world.  He sent a story about this issue.  Thanks Jimmy!

By | 2015-07-03T17:35:35-04:00 July 3rd, 2015|Categories: Beaches, Invertebrates, pollution|0 Comments

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Craig Layman
My lab’s interdisciplinary pursuits provide for a multi-faceted understanding of environmental change in the coastal realm. We are ecologists, asking questions that span population, community, ecosystem and evolutionary sub-disciplines. We often use a food web based perspective, exploring top-down (e.g., predation) and bottom-up (e.g., nutrient excretion) mechanisms by which animals affect ecosystem processes. All of our efforts are framed within a broader outreach framework, directly integrating science and education, using approaches such as this website.

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