Monday, May 12, 2008

Marine Debris

Today was a usual Monday, checking our weather station, preparing the chainsaws, spraying some verbesina, and marking some more invasives on the GPS. Two people came in on the plane to study marine debris on Friday, so the volunteers helped them with that. The idea is to clean up certain areas of the beaches and monitor them over the next year to catalog the types of debris, and how much there is. Dow chemical is even getting involved and will analyze the plastics to find where they were made. Some of the debris will be marked and left on the beach to see the rate that it gets washed out again. So if any future volunteers are reading this right now, be ready to do that.

Here's another shot from Saturday. Ben, Kristin, and Brandon are coming back to the beach after some kayaking.


Kodak the Eskie said...

What a great shot of the kayaks. That water is such a beautiful blue.

Anonymous said...

My wonderful girlfriend is volunteering for tern island ..she will be there for 6 months..any advice on what she might need or want to take will really help..she is gonna be in oahu on the 12 of march 09 then to tern..please send her any advice and encouragement that she might need..sarah davis ...her my space should be listed with hotmail at her jamee sent ya..ty