Lowell Lecture

Meet your Local Garbage Patch: Surface to sea floor marine debris clean-up in Boston Harbor and the Gulf of Maine

Date & Time

Dec. 5, 2013


IMAX Theater at New England Aquarium
1 Central Wharf Boston, MA 02110
Driving Directions


Rachael Z. Miller, Founder and Executive Director, The Rozalia Project

Presenting Organization

New England Aquarium



The oceanic garbage patches get a lot of press, but do you know what is floating right here in Boston Harbor? The Rozalia Project uses underwater robots, nets and hands to clean our ocean surface to seafloor while studying the problem and running education programs. They operate from aboard the 60' sailing vessel, American Promise, in the Gulf of Maine and Massachusetts Bay as well as from partner docks and vessels throughout the US. Rachael Miller, Rozalia Project's Founder and Executive Director, will lead an introduction about the problem of marine debris in our waters here in New England (as well as those thousands of miles away) and follow up with Rozalia Project's trash-hunting adventures including getting attacked by a lobster, freeing an octopus and making some unusual finds while picking up over 500,000 pieces of ocean trash with 10,500 participants all over the US.