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Nicholas Mallos


I’m an Ocean Trash Specialist and Conservation Biologist at Ocean Conservancy who works hard to Live Trash Free…but certainly not perfect. My travels have taken me around the world and have shown me the final resting place of trash generated by our disposable culture. I’m inspired by the ocean and by determined people around the globe working to protect our blue planet. I find unparalleled tranquility in surfing and work hard to catch a wave wherever my travels take me.

Journey to the Center of the Ocean: Tracking Tsunami Debris in the Pacific

Like many Americans, I will be spending a good chunk of my summer on the water, gazing out at the ocean’s vast expanse. But this is no vacation – in fact, I’ll be miles away from the nearest beach. Instead, I’ll be out in the middle of the Pacific Ocean – and any “gazing” I…