SEA Media Attention Following Publication on Plastic Debris Research

SEA Semester at Woods Hole gained more international attention this week due to an article in Science magazine highlighting the almost 25-year data set on plastic debris in the North Atlantic Ocean, the foremost of its kind in the world. NPR’s “Science Friday” picked up the story and interviewed SEA Oceanographer and faculty member Dr. Kara Lavender Law on Friday. Listen to the full interview at

Generations of SEA Semester students from all majors have contributed to this significant research, and the work continues with each SEA Semester program offered.  For further information on the Science article, the history of this research, or SEA Semester programs, visit

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