Two officials with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration will give several free public talks on Maui about marine debris from Japan's March 2011 tsunami that may reach U.S. coasts.
Carey Morishige and Ruth Yender from NOAA's Marine Debris Program will give lectures on the efforts to collect data, assess the debris and the possible impacts based on science and how to protect our natural resources and coasts.
The first presentation is part of the Maui Ocean Center's Sea Talk series and will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. May 31 at the aquarium's Open Ocean Exhibit. Entry is through the front gate from 5:50 to 6:15 p.m. Reservations are required. Call 270-7088.
The next two presentations, coordinated by the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary, will be at 6 p.m. June 1, at the sanctuary visitor center at 726 S. Kihei Road and June 2 at 6 p.m. at Princess Nahienaena School at 816 Niheu St. in Lahaina.
For more information, call 879-2818.