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  • Algalita Marine Research Foundation

    These or updated versions may still be available:

    • Kelp Forest - Gordon Lehman of Coastal Marine Technologies continues research on restoration of the endangered Giant Kelp beds off the Southern California Coast and continues development of his educational kelp sporing equipment.
    • Our Synthetic Sea - Our Synthetic Sea traces the groundbreaking research conducted by the Algalita Marine Research Foundation (AMRF) regarding the exponential buildup of “non-biodegradable” plastic debris in the world’s ocean. The program documents AMRF research and sampling from Hawaii, the North Central Pacific Gyre, and the California Coastline.
    • Synthetic Sea (Short Version) - Documentary that explores a scientific investigation regarding the “explosive increase” of plastic debris in the world’s ocean. “Synthetic Sea” depicts how this plastic menace is negatively impacting sea life in increasingly alarming ways.
    • Watershed Initiative - AMRF is working to mitigate the impact of the built environment from the natural watershed environment.