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Making a Case for Using Less

By Rachel Ratliff In our last blog we discussed how to reuse plastics to lessen our reliance on the recycling process. That’s all well and good, but there are only...

Recycling is Not Enough

By Rachel Ratliff As a society, we are not oblivious to the consequences of our consumerist culture. At this point, if someone has not seen a photo of a deceased...

Microbead-Free Waters Act

By Rachel Ratliff In 2015, the United States Congress passed H.R. 1321, also known as the “Microbead-Free Waters Act.” This regulation outlines a process for phasing out the production and...

Leaving a Lasting Impact

By Mariah Cox | Summer 2019 Communication Intern Mariah Cox, ISEA’s summer Marketing and Communications Intern, sailed aboard Schoolship programs this Spring to gather stories from teachers. She shares the...

Crayfish trends revealed

Inland Seas reveals crayfish trends in Grand Traverse Bay at the 9th Annual Freshwater Summit. The 9th Annual Freshwater Summit took place at the NMC Hagerty Center in Traverse City...

February ISEA Café: Microplastics

When the Inland Seas staff and volunteers sat down at February’s ISEA Café to discuss microplastics, one thing was immediately clear: we have a plastics problem. Most people in the room had...

December ISEA Café: Plankton

Inland Seas volunteers and staff gathered in the Education Center to talk about Plankton. Here’s what we learned about types of plankton, methods for identification, and what counts as a...

November ISEA Café: Fish

Inland Seas volunteers gathered around the square table at Inland Seas to talk about fish – despite the fact that there is no such thing as a fish. What follows...

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