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Nurdle Patrol project leader to speak at forum

Posted at 3:07 PM, Nov 05, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-05 16:10:11-05

CORPUS CHRISTI, TEXAS — The Coastal Bend Bays Foundation will host a forum to discuss the citizen science project called Nurdle Patrol.

A nurdle is a small plastic pre-produced pellet utilized in manufacturing large-scale plastics according to scientists.

Nurdle Patrol is a citizen science project lead by the Mission-Aransas National Estuarine Research Reserve at the University of Texas Marine Science Institute at Port Aransas, Texas.

Jace Tunnell, who is the director of the Mission-Aransas Reserve, will discuss how the citizen science project has led to over 2,000 surveys of beaches across the Gulf of Mexico to identify the possible sources of the nurdles.

With over 1,000 volunteers, Nurdle Patrol is looking to gather information about where nurdles are located across the Gulf of Mexico, remove the nurdles from the environment, and create awareness about the nurdle issue.

You're encourage to learn more about the group at a presentation.

WHAT: " Hurdles with Nurdles in the Coastal Bend"
WHEN: Monday, November 11th, from 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
WHERE: Del Mar Center for Economic Development, rm. 141, 3206 S. Staples St.