Many Hands Help Mitigate Marine Debris

Over the March long weekend, NACC NRM’s Coastal crew once again joined Dr Chris Surman of Halfmoon Bioscience at the Abrolhos Islands to survey and mitigate the impact of marine debris on threatened seabirds.

This is the second year of this project, aiming to identify the primary sources and quantify the impacts of marine debris on Lesser Noddys and Ospreys.

Last year, we carried out these same surveys, sorted the debris with the support of CRTAFE students, local community members and industry stakeholders, and hosted a collaborative workshop to discuss the results and brainstorm source reduction strategies.

This year, we will host another sorting workshop and present the project findings and next steps (keep your eye on our website and socials for further details).

Thank you to Latitude Pearls and the Flotsam and Jetsam clean-up crew for taking us to and from the islands again this year, and for your continual efforts in removing debris from this unique ecosystem.

This two-year project is supported by funding from the Western Australian Government’s State NRM Program.

Alanah Campbell – Coastcare Support Officer

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Fabulous work by all involved 🐬🐋🦭🐠 working together to protect conserve and create awareness on this beautiful place that is such a privilege to visit experiencing the absolute beauty of Mother Nature

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