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Monster Waves: The Ripple Effect Of The Japanese Tsunami


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Wednesday, March 18, 2015 

Join the Vancouver Aquarium for an evening with Kate Le Souef, Tsunami Debris Cleanup Coordinator with the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup. Kate traveled to Japan in November 2014 to attend a week-long event with other shoreline cleanup coordinators, to learn about the impact of the 2011 tsunami and the debris that drifted across the Pacific and to create a legacy: increased awareness of everyday marine debris in our oceans.

Kate walked away from the experience with a new perspective.  Each piece of debris is connected to a person who lost something—sometimes someone—in a tragic event that transformed peoples’ lives forever.  Despite the tragedy, the tsunami brought people around the Pacific Ocean closer together, and today, the treasure in the tsunami story is a tale of the triumph of the human spirit. 

Join the fight for your shoreline at www.shorelinecleanup.ca

Vancouver Aquarium public programs provide family-friendly opportunities for people to connect with each other through hands-on activities, lectures, films, classes and field trips—all focused on aquatic conservation. 


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