Kahuku Beach Clean-up - January 2009

Kahuku Beach Clean-up
Saturday 31st January, 2009

On the 31st January 2009 B.E.A.C.H. organized a beach clean-up at Kahuku Beach. Volunteers from the U.S. Coast Guard, Hawai`i Institute of Marine Biology, B.E.A.C.H. and LeJardin Academy students worked hard and did a great job collecting plastic marine debris to be counted and recorded. Most of the marine debris picked up were less than 1/2" in diameter and unidentifiable. Thanks to Earthwise bags who donated reusable bags for all volunteers.

Suzanne giving instructions to volunteers. Volunteers collecting the small pieces of marine debris. Removing driftwood uncovers marine debris.

Toothbrushes are often found at beach clean-ups. Suzanne finding marine debris under the naupaka plants. Volunteers working in the streambed where the marine debris had washed up.

Dean working in the naupaka. Volunteers with their Earthwise bags after the clean-up. Dean and Suzanne with the collected marine debris.

Coral Photograph Credit to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration/Department of Commerce and Dr. James P. McVey. Dolphins, Japanese Angelfish, Green turtle, and Laysan Albatross photos by James Watt. Humpback whale photo by James Mobeley

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