3rd Annual TX Plastic Pollution Symposium


The third annual Texas Plastic Pollution Symposium will be held on March 4th and 5th, 2021 at the Beach Resort in South Padre Island, Texas. The purpose of this meeting is to bring scientists together to discuss plastic research being conducted in the state of Texas, and to bring awareness to plastics in the environment. March 4th will consist of research presentations and posters, and March 5th will include a cleanup on the beach and workshops related to plastics in the environment. Thanks to the Matagorda Bay Mitigatino Trust for sponsoring the event through a grant to Nurdle Patro, and thanks to the planning committee: Gulf Guardians, Surfrider Foundation Texas Coastal Bend Chapter, Texas Parks and Wildlife, Costa Cleanups, City of South Padre, Texas Sea Grant, the University of Texas Marine Science Institute, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, and the Mission-Aransas Research Reserve for making the event possible.

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Past Presentations from the 2018 Plastic Pollution Symposium :

1. The Big Shell Beach Cleanup - Baxter

2. Love Laredo B.I.G 2018 - Cortez

3. Texas Marine Debris Response Guide 2018 - Gohres

4. Don't Trash a Good Thing - Hackney

5. Microplastic in the diet of juvenline fish from Corpus Christi Bay - Hajovsky

6. Ocean Friendly Restaurants - Irps

7. First Steps - Peart

8. Comparison of microplastics ingestion between freshwater sunfish and marine pinfish - Peters

9. Life on a nurdle - Pinnell

10. A Case of effectively reducing threats to marine wildlife along the Texas Coast - Rhoades

11. Abondoned crab trap removal program - Thomas

12. A gelatinous solution to plastic pollution - Tiller