Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Michelle finds 12 towels in zone 0 (Shell Island)

Good Morning,

Zone 0 was beautiful and clean with the exception of a large hole, a few scraps of paper, and 12 towels.  No tracks this Wed., but so happy we have three nests on our beach:)

KIC volunteers have consistently reported lots of towels left on the beach.  These towels are apparently being handed out by Shell Island Resort.   Kim picked up over 50 towels a few weeks ago.  Towels and other fabric/clothing items that get washed out to sea become part of the food chain for animals.  Remnants of clothing have been found in the stomach of a stranded whale.  You can read of one such account in Capt. Charlie Moore's book, Plastic Ocean.

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