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Working toward a plastic pollution-free world through....
We envision a global environment that is healthy, sustainable, and productive for all living creatures,

Algalita Founder, Captain Charles Moore, explains the issue of plastic pollution

Our Mission and Work

Algalita is dedicated to the protection and improvement of the marine environment and its watersheds through education and research on the impact of plastic pollution. We do this by:

1. Conducting research and collaborative studies on:

- Distribution, abundance and fate of marine plastic pollution

- Potential harmful effects of plastics in the marine environment

- Transference of toxicants and their impact on human health

2. Providing authoritative, educational findings to students, scientists, the general public, governmental agencies, and the private sector.

3. Collaborating with organizations working toward restoring the aquatic environment by reducing and ultimately eliminating plastic pollution.

We are a Non-profit, Independent Research Institute

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Algalita Marine Research Institute (AMRI) is a Long Beach, California-based non-profit marine research and education organization.

AMRI is a registered 501c(3) organization and all contributions are tax deductible.

Board Members

Terri Buchanan, CPA

William R. Francis

Nikhil Davé, PhD

Jerry Andis

Carole Harris, LCSW, Psy.D

Ron Jagner

Dan Kalmick

Key Personnel

Charles Moore

Marieta Francis

Gwen Lattin

Katie Allen

Judith Marquez


Charles Moore

Gwen Lattin


Lorena Rios, PhD





Sarah (Steve) Mosko, PhD

David Neff

Robert Donaldson

Bill Brush

Lorena Rios, Phd

Bill Macdonald

R. Mac Holbert

Graham Nash

Russell Bellmer, PhD

Paul Cummins

Jan Cousteau

Philippe Cousteau, Jr.

Laura Martinez Rios Del Rio

Duane Laursen

Anthony Andrady, PhD






John Fentis

Bill Wilson

William D. Grafton III