Trick or Treat your beach

Combining coastal education with trick or treating? You must be cray-zie!

On Monday NACC’s Coastal & Marine Team hosted its first ever spook-tacular Halloween Appreciate Your Beach Walk!

img_0262However it wasn’t the ghoulish ghost crabs and dead man’s fingers doing the scaring!

More than 20 terrifying teens and weens donned their favourite costumes with their parents and joined the NACC team at St. Georges Beach (Geraldton) to learn about the creepy crawlies hiding on our beaches.

While searching through the beach wrack, shoreline and dunes, these costumed characters discovered how important local beaches are as an ecosystem and how they can protect them from really frightening problems such as plastic and other types of debris that washes up on our shorelines!

Sea Pirate and Coastal & Marine Project Officer (Jurien Bay) Hamish Longbottom said: “Beach wrack is the original buried treasure – holding the structure of the beach while suppling habitat to salty little critters!”

Green Turtle and Geraldton’s Coastal & Marine Project Officer Vanessa McGuiness said: “What a turtley awesome turn out from the community who were so fearlessly involved.”

“We look forward to seeing a Halloween Beach Walk again in 2017.”

Trick or Tweet: These creepy crawlies rely of the diverse amounts of algae that make up beach wrack!

For information on NACC’s Coastal and Marine Program please contact Vanessa McGuiness at Vanessa.McGuiness@nacc.com.au or 08 9938 0108.

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