Ocean News

I do like to be beside the seaside…….

17th September 2008

Just a brief but lovely story today. It begins with SOSF’s very own Hagen Schmid Errislannon and concludes with the people of Errislannon in County Galway, Ireland. The local people always organise a yearly beach clean to remove as much plastic material as possible.

Marine creatures often mistake floating pieces of small plastic as food, after which it becomes lodged in their digestive tracts frequently leading to their death. As Hagen’s wife Nylka says:
"We are aware that supporting such activities will not solve the ocean wide problem of floating debris. However, we can be sure that the children of Errislannon will realize the importance of a clean and healthy marine environment and their enthusiasm may encourage others to help  Save Our Seas."