Your beach needs you!!

For the fifth year the National Seal Sanctuary is taking part in the annual Beach Clean organised by the Marine Conservation Society.
The Seal Sanctuary is taking part in the UK's biggest national beach litter survey and clean-up, and once again will be recording the litter collected on Gwithian beach, Hayle.

"Beaches are so important to the UK wildlife. Last year we rescued 38 seals, many of whom needed rescuing due to ingesting discarded litter or being caught in netting. Problems that could have been avoided" said Amy Hudson, Beach Clean Organiser and Animal Care Assistant.

Clean beaches are essential to the Sanctuary's work, who use them to release the seals they try so hard to save.
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"Beaches are generally cleaned by the local council, but by recording and analysing the type of rubbish that washes up, allows us to assess what waste is affecting our marine life, especially the seals" added Amy.

The Beach Clean will be taking place on Sunday 21st of September 2008 at 2pm; all volunteers wishing to take part should meet at the Red River bridge near Godrevy café.

Issued by The National Seal Sanctuary
For more details, please contact Laura Ward or Amy Hudson on 01326 221361

Beach clean at 2pm on Sunday 21st September 2008; meeting at the Red River Bridge

Press Release date: 15th September 2008

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