Beautify the Beaches of Darwin- Marine Debris
Darwin, NT

Location:
Darwin, NT
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Departs from:
The Transit Centre, Shop 7a/69 Mitchell Street Darwin 800 NT
ph:+618 8981 3206
Departure time:
8:30am

Darwin and its surrounds are fortunate enough to be surrounded by some of the most beautiful and untouched coastline in the world. We have many unique and marine species such as the Snubnose dolphin that only reside right here in the Top End. Unfortunately though, with modern day pressures of an expanding population, and tidal influences from abroad, our beaches are littered with debris (rubbish) of all sorts. This debris is not only unsightly but it also has a huge impact on our marine life. Micro-plastics, and smaller pieces or coloured hard and soft plastics are of particular concern during our clean-ups. Fish and seabirds consume them, mistaking them for food and become poisoned.

During this project the team will learn about the effects marine debris has on the environment and the predominant origins of this debris, before heading out to some local beaches (Lee Point, East Point, Casuarina a Beach, Mindil Beach and Buffalo Creek) where we will survey targeted sections of beach. Did you know:

-          Every piece of plastic made still exists in our environment today?

-          The average plastic water bottle takes 450 years to break down?

Our selected beach locations are all known turtle nesting sites, important to the Top End and survival of these iconic marine species. After collection of debris, the team will catalogue and sort the debris so the data can be added to a larger national database – Tangaroa Blue.

***Please note we can bookings of up to 10-15 people for marine debris clean-ups. If you have a group interested please contact the office directly for more information. Bookings are still required.***

For further information please contact our Darwin Office on 08 8981 3206 or email darwin@conservationvolunteers.com.au

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28th June 2017
Joining this project is free. There is no overnight stay.
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For more information, or for help with your booking, please contact the Darwin office on +618 8981 3206 or email darwin@conservationvolunteers.com.au