Open Ocean pollution lands on Florida’s Beaches in 2008
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Plastics in Seaweed
During much of September and October 2008 large mats of open ocean drift seaweed has washed up on Central and South Florida beaches. Only this time the seaweed is riddled with plastics.
Bottle caps, bottles, buckets, styrofoam, lighters, cups, toys, string, and plastic bags.
On a recent visit to the Ft. Pierce Inlet, EarthRehab member Kristy Polackwich picked through the seaweed mats and filled a bucket & a large trash bag in less than an hour.
“Where is this stuff coming from?” Kristy asked. “The Open Ocean, unfortunately” replied William Djubin, Founder of EarthRehab.
“Has it really gotten this bad?” asked Kristy. “Just one day after our last beach cleanup I walked Kite Beach and Coral Cove Park and could not believe the amount of plastics in the sea weed, I am just not sure what to do at this point.” Exclaimed William
EarthRehab will organize a beach cleanups specific to seaweed plastics.
For more details about these cleanups contact William or Kristy at EarthRehab.com
Palm Beach County, Broward, and Dade- William Djubin
Martin County, St. Lucie, Indian River and Brevard- Kristy Polackwich