South West Marine Debris Monitoring Forms
These forms have been developed over the years so that they are very easy to fill out with the most common items at the top of the different material catagories. Why not download the forms and see what you can find on your local beach, Its likely to be a bit different to what we find I suspect you would find a lot more domestic rubbish such as plastic bottles and food wrappers and way more cigarette butts.
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Tangaroa Blue is a non-profit founded in 2004 with the goals of:
- creating awareness in the community of marine environmental and conservation issues through marine environmental science projects; and
- proactively participating in and organising marine conservation projects which address marine conservation issues.
For many years the Surfrider Foundation have supported the cleanup efforts in SW Tasmania. They continue in partnership with Tangaroa Blue to conduct a number of Marine Debris Cleanups around Tasmania
The NOAA website provies links to a number of high profile Marine Debris issues including the Pacific Rubbish Gyre.