Plastic Pollution in The Pacific Ocean

Picture yourself on your dream cruise across the pacific. When I first dreamt of exploring the islands I thought of tropical beaches, white sand, and blue oceans as far as the eye could see. I still dream about getting to explore all of it one day, but for very different reasons.

Hi, my name is Sebastião Appleton Figueira, but feel free to call me Seabass. I am an (enthusiastic) amateur climber, and international Ocean Engineering student at Texas A&M from Lisbon, Portugal.

I first decided to get involved with Ocean Engineering while I was living in Houston, TX. In 2017, the city was rocked by Hurricane Harvey and my friends and family suffered the consequences. I spent the majority of that year clearing out people’s houses and garages, getting rid of mold, and watching the city slowly rebuild. It was impressive to see a community and a country come together…

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