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Programs for P-12 Students

MarineQuest’s “Ghost (net) Busters” Program Visits Laney HS

Tuesday, January 02, 2018

In 2017, UMCW’s MarineQuest received a $71,000 Fishing for Energy grant from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation. Funds were used for a Ghost (net) Busters program to educate students about the problem of ghost nets, a harmful form of marine debris.

On January 9, Nina Sassano and Laura Sirak-Schaeffer brought MarineQuest’s life-sized whale and Ghost (net) Busters program to students in Krista Cotton’s Oceanography classes at Laney High School.