Beach clean-up part 2

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A second group of first year marine scientists braved the rain on Thursday 9 February and cleaned approximately 1 km of beach at Esquimalt Lagoon. While we didn’t take any photos of the drippy students, the data collected are summarized below as well as a photo of some of the garbage collected.

Type of garbage Number
Styrofoam bits 238
Plastic pieces 221
Straws / stirrers 20
Caps, lids 61
Coffee cups 9
Coffee cup lids 10
Plastic utensils 3
Lollipop sticks 6
Food wrappers 25
Plastic beverage bottles 2
Glass beverage bottles 5
Bags 13
Rope 7
Nets 2
Cigarettes / filters 8
Tobacco packs / wrappers 3
Lighters 21
Syringes 8
Tampons / applicators 2
Condoms 1
Clothing 1
Shoes 5
Shotgun shells 44
Toys 6
Bags of dog poo 5
Dog collar 1
Gum 1
Band-aid 1
Film canister 1
Tin / metal pieces 7
Fabric 2
Rubber bands 4
Cardboard 2
Pieces of paper 5
Toilet paper 2
Comb 2
Prawn tag (1998) 1
Crab tag (04) 1
Ear plug 2
Fishing tools 4
Tire 1
Glowing green bead 1

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