Great Ecology led the charge on Saturday, September 17th, to pick up trash at Fletcher Cove in Solana Beach. We had a great turnout of about 50 volunteers and we want to thank each and every one of you for joining in on Coastal Cleanup Day! There are a lot of unfortunate, but true facts about the pollution in our oceans (see some below) and we realize the importance of everyone doing their part to contribute to a cleaner environment.
These organized Coastal Cleanup Days are very effective, but we have to remember to continue doing our part every day. Next time you see a piece of trash on the ground or floating in the water, don’t hesitate to pick it up! You never know, that one little action has the potential to save an animal.
Take time to enjoy some photos from the day, below!
Did you know…
Plastic is the most common element found in the ocean. Since it does not break down easily, it is very harmful to the environment and is often considered as food by marine animals.
Over one million seabirds are killed by ocean pollution each year.
Three hundred thousand dolphins and porpoises die each year from entanglement in discarded fishing nets and other items.
One hundred thousand sea mammals are killed in the ocean by pollution each year.
These eye opening facts are taken from the site: http://www.conserve-energy-future.com/various-ocean-pollution-facts.php