trash collected for 20 min.
estimated pounds of trash collected today - 5.1
estimated pounds of trash collected to date - 223.2
Nets. Free floating nets are one major cause of death to marine wildlife. Animals get entangled in the net and are unable to escape. I found a piece today on the beach. I am also reminded of a fishing process that causes a lot of bycatch (a word used to describe animals that are caught along with the intended catch--turtles, rays, birds, dolphins). The process is called Long Line fishing. To read a concise explanation of bycatch and the fishing practices that catch the most, click here.
Trash items found on the beach today -
maxi pads - 2
clear bits of plastic
straws, straws and more straws!
plastic water bottles
fast food wrappers
gum wrappers and packaging
bits of broken hard plastic
plastic bags and zip locks