Ever popular entertainer Emo Adams showed his love for the ocean by supporting the Keep Fin Alive campaign.
MOSSEL BAY NEWS FLASH - "We are appealing to Mossel Bay residents to spend 10 minutes picking up trash on their local beach this Valentine’s weekend."
As part of the international #HearttheOceans event hosted by Society for Conservation Biology, Keep Fin Alive campaign founder Esther Jacobs Overbeeke is organising a beach clean-up with Oceans Research and their interns.
They will be tackling the Hartenbos river mouth area where a lot of waste ends up. Esther is asking for locals to also get involved. “Up to 40% of littered plastic ends up in our ocean”, says Esther.
“If everyone can spend just 10 minutes cleaning their local beach this weekend, that’s a lot of waste that won’t end up in our ocean, putting our marine life at risk when they either get entangled in it or ingest it. Bear in mind, what ends up in the stomach of a fish can also end up on your dinner plate and plastic is made of toxins.”
To get involved, just head down to your local beach with a refuse bag, or better yet, reuse some of your plastic shopping bags, and spend 10 minutes or more filling them with the waste you find. Take photos of your efforts and upload them to facebook, Instagram and twitter with the hashtag #HearttheOceansMosselBay.
Read more in Friday's Mossel Bay Advertiser, and online.
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