The boys down here at Santa Monica cleaned a section of beach last week along the Great Ocean Road (Cathedral Rock to Grassy Creek) where they managed to collect over 600 items on a section of coast rarely seen by the typical visitor to this spectacular part of Victoria!
The conditions saw a dropping tide with quite substantial swell pushing up the beach and sweeping onto the rock shelves. The boys were enthusiastic as always and made a big effort in collecting many fishing items (one crate was found labelled with the Sydney Fish Markets), on completion of the beach clean-up the boys worked well to organise and report the findings and once again submitting them to the Australian Marine Debris Database for use in local strategies that stop rubbish at the source.
Well done to all the students who have been monitoring this section of coastline for the last six years!!