Winter along the Surf Coast!

Report from the Santa Monica Campus – St Bernard’s College

It’s been a stormy winter down here, with big swells accompanied by big tides – meaning a lot of the debris is being washed out to sea then deposited again further along the coast. We have concentrated on the river and creek mouths as they tend to be litter traps, both for ocean debris and rubbish being washed downstream from further inland. This week we also returned to Johanna Beach in the Great Otway National Park, as the last time we walked this section of beach on an expedition we spotted heaps of debris – much of it trawler netting, crates and rope.

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