Cleaning up our local beaches
Beach litter is more than just an eyesore for thousands of beach visitors across the country. It is a global issue that poses a major threat to many vulnerable marine species.
It is estimated that, globally, over a million birds and 10,000 marine mammals and turtles die every year from entanglement, or ingestion of plastics. It is just one of a long list of causes of coastal pollution that includes sewage and wastewater being diverted directly into the ocean, industrial waste, oil pollution, atmospheric deposition, marine dumping, radioactive waste and underground storage leaks.
At SEA LIFE Great Yarmouth we organise an annual beach clean as part of the Marine Conservation Society’s September Beach Clean. In 2009 20 walk for whales volunteers cleaned a 2.5 mile stretch of beach from North Denes, Great Yarmouth to Britannia Pier.
To get involved or enquire about helping us at SEA LIFE Great Yarmouth, please email: email@example.com