Over the years and with the different locations where the Ikkatsu Project has conducted surveys and data collection, many of the records have ended up in a variety of places, some more accessible than others. The goals of this particular storage area are to house as much of what we have found in a single place and to make it easy to access for anyone. As of this writing (September, 2016), it is a process of getting the information here in a usable form, working backwards through some fairly thick and obscure files.
This is an ongoing process. As time allows, surveys and other data from past expeditions and programs will be added, and any new input will be located here as it is finished.
Washington Coast Surveys
Kayostla Beach, September 22, 2016
Puyallup Watershed Microplastics Study
Under Ikkatsu Project supervision, 1-liter water samples were collected by Middle School students from six different districts in the Puyallup watershed and tested for plastics at the University of Puget Sound. The results of the water sample tests are posted below.
In 2013, the Ikkatsu Project traveled to Alaska to do the first boots-on-the-ground surveys of remote Augustine Is. and the north shore of Cook Inlet. Looking at the assembled data, it’s informative to see how some of the beaches were almost pristine while others were choked with debris. The following attachment includes all the survey data collected. (We also collected water samples for a global microplastics study at various points along our route, data to be added later.)
Augustine/Cook Inlet, Summer, 2013