Sea Shepherd to clean Umina Beach
Umina Beach will be the scene of the Central Coast Beach Clean by the Sea Shepherd Marine Debris Campaign.
It will be held on Saturday, June 15, from 10am to 1pm and is free and open to anyone to join in.
Marine debris is defined as any persistent, manufactured or processed solid material discarded, disposed of or abandoned in the marine and coastal environment, according to national campaign co-ordinator Ms Liza Dicks.
"Marine debris includes consumer items such as glass or plastic bottles, cans, bags, balloons, rubber, metal, fibreglass, cigarettes and other manufactured materials that end up in the ocean and along the coast.
"It includes fishing gear such as line, ropes, hooks, buoys and other materials lost on or near land, or intentionally or unintentionally discarded at sea.
"It is a danger to all marine life including birds, sharks, turtles and marine mammals, causing injury or death through drowning, entanglement, or starvation following ingestion."
Social Media, 5 June 2019
Press Statement, 6 June 2019
Liza Dicks, Sea Shepherd Australia
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