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If you're interested in volunteering with Sea Shepherd Perth, please email perth@seashepherd.org.au for more information.

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Perth Chapter Establishes Dedicated Beach Clean-up Team

The Perth chapter of Sea Shepherd Australia has formed a dedicated beach clean-up team. Made of up of local volunteers, the group will carry out monthly beach clean-ups around coastal areas of Perth, Western Australia.

The team was formed in January 2015 in response to the growing amount of rubbish being dumped and its impact to the marine environment - in particular plastic which is choking our oceans and precious marine wildlife at an unprecedented rate. Plastics are the most common man-made objects sighted at sea, with 18,000 pieces of plastic litter floating on every square kilometre of the world's oceans, outnumbering sea life 6 to 1. It’s estimated that 44% of marine mammals and 86% of turtle species have plastic in their guts.

All rubbish collected by the clean-up crew is sorted and recorded. Statistics are sent through to the Tangaroa Blue Foundation which coordinates the Australian Marine Debris Initiative. The database is used to firstly identify what is impacting different sections of the coast, and then to track wherever possible where those items are coming from.

If you're interested in volunteering with Sea Shepherd Perth, please email perth@seashepherd.org.au for more information.

 

 

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