• Ikkatsu is a Japanese word that means "together" or "united as one," a concept that is illustrated perfectly by our oceans and the fact that, rather than separate us, they serve to bring us all together. The Ikkatsu Project is dedicated to exploration, education and advocacy in the service of the ocean. Our blog, with the most recent entries displayed on this page, is an ongoing report on issues related to marine pollution, as well as an update on Ikkatsu Project activities. Our other pages (listed above), provide information on the various aspects of our mission and provide ways that you can be a part of the project as we continue on into the future. Your feedback is welcome.

    There is then, no water that is wholly of the Pacific, or wholly of the Atlantic, or of the Indian or the Antarctic... It is by the deep, hidden currents that the oceans are made one.

    -Rachel Carson


Talking across the pond

I got an email a week or two ago from Joe Kennedy, who runs public relations for a UK recycling outfit. He asked me a few questions about the plastic bottle boat, marine debris and the mission of the Ikkatsu Project and the result is an interview that was  posted on his organizations web site … Continue reading


Quick turn

Not spending much time at home this month… Just got back and we’re out the door again tomorrow, this time for Yachats, Oregon, and this year’s Northwest Surfrider conference. I’ve never been to Yachats and I’m looking forward to it. Surfrider has been a partner with the Ikkatsu Project since we started and it’s a … Continue reading


Where we’re at now

The first portion of the Tacoma Shoreline Survey was completed yesterday with two surveys being done on the northeast shore of Commencement Bay. I’ll have preliminary results in the next few days and when the second half of the survey is completed in the fall, it should give us a good baseline as to how … Continue reading


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