Whale shark washed ashore Florida: Analysis and insights

Everyone Should Volunteer a Morning with Longboat Key Turtle Watch!

Everyone Should Volunteer a Morning with Longboat Key Turtle Watch!

On Saturday October 5, 2018, I had the pleasure of joining the Longboat Key Turtle Watch in a coastal cleanup effort while representing Trash Swag Inc. The Longboat Key Turtle Watch is a not-for-profit permitted with the Florida Wildlife Commission under Mote Marine Laboratory, and is authorized perform activities associated with Sea Turtle nesting. The LBKTW  volunteers comb the beach looking for signs of new nesting, disturbed nests, and to remove trash/debris from the coastline and sea oats that could potentially harm sea turtles during nesting.

Educational and Inspiring, here is why "Everyone Should Volunteer a Morning with Longboat Key Turtle Watch"!

Ban the Straw!

Ban the Straw!
With the rise of plastic pollution inundating the world’s oceans at about 18 billion pounds per year, cities around the world are working to change the tide with their “Ban the Straw!” call to action.

Plastic Pollution Engulfing the Caribbean!

Plastic Pollution Engulfing the Caribbean!

Devastated by the vast amount of garbage she witnessed (plastic bags, water bottles, single use plastic utensils, etc.), Caroline Powers an underwater photographer described the area between the islands of Roatan and Cayos Cochinos, off the coast of Honduras as a “sea of human waste, slowing choking the ocean surface” (Malloy, 2017).

 

 

Whale Shark Washes Ashore in Florida

Whale Shark Washes Ashore in Florida
A Juvenile Whale Shark Washes Ashore in Florida and all I can think about is how I went snorkeling with these magnificent animals and was in awe of their size, beauty, and grace.  If this is not wake up call for change I don’t know what is!

Washed Ashore Exhibit

In their latest efforts to enhance marine literacy and create good stewards of the ocean, Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium exhibited “Sea Debris: Awareness through Art”, featuring Washed Ashore (https://washedashore.org
).