Saturday, 22 February 2014

storm hunting

The storms last week in England were absolutely crazy! I have never seen so much rain and wind! We decided to go and investigate the storm damage and headed down to the seaside town of Lyme Regis last weekend. 
There was a large amount of rubbish stacked up against the buildings and along the beach. From the rubbish the vast majority was of plastic items, as well as fishing gear and many barrels. These storms have definitely unearthed a huge amount of plastic. The amount of debris I have seen on several of the coastlines around the south coast of England has been extremely distressing and is just a snapshot of the vast quantities of plastic and other rubbish dumped in the sea. 

Hopefully these storms will shock many people into realising that when rubbish enters the sea, it does not disappear, instead it damages marine life and clogs up our wonderful oceans.