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The Shark Education Centre and International Coastal Cleanup 2019

30th September 2019

This year on the 21st of September, the staff at the Shark Education Centre hosted a clean-up at Dalebrook beach as part of International Coastal Clean-up day.  It turned out to be a very rainy and windy day but we put on our ponchos and boots and got stuck in.

Staff getting ready to clean in ponchos. Photo © SOSF Shark Education Centre

Each year the Ocean Conservancy runs the International Coastal Clean-up (ICC) day.  Volunteers from all over the world get together and clean up around beaches as well as lakes and rivers.

Marine litter found on Dalebrook beach. Photo © SOSF Shark Education Centre

The aim is to collect as much litter as possible and record the number and type of litter on a data form.  This data is submitted by the volunteers and then collated and a report is put out every year.

These were the top 10 items collected in 2018.

Top 10 litter items.

Every day is a good day to clean the beach.  If you would like more information on how to get involved with next year’s ICC event visit their website. https://oceanconservancy.org/trash-free-seas/international-coastal-cleanup/volunteer.