Effort: Kahuku Buoy Clean-Up
Sometimes it takes packing out just one piece of trash to make you feel you've done your good deed for the day!...
We found this buoy approximately 2.5 miles east of Turtle Bay and without a better option decided to carry it all the way back.
This thing was a trash picker's dream!!!... Polystyrene (aka styrofoam) that was going to break down into thousands of smaller pieces and work its way into the food chain after being mistaken by fish as food, it had nylon sheeting which would likely be mistaken for a jellyfish by a sea turtle which could lead to choking and death, and it had a synthetic net surrounding it which after the polystyrene broke down would have then been likely to snare, trap, and kill marine life of all kinds.
It wasn't an easy (or necessarily fun) carry, but we can be sure we did our part for the day!
Did you do yours? Get your 3 pieces every single time you go to the beach (or in this case, one massive and unwieldy one!)
Mahalo nui loa and aloha!
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