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🌊💙 Beach Clean - Sheringham Collaboration 💙🌊

On Sunday 13th February I co-hosted a beach clean at Sheringham with Shell Duddy, Elizabeth Beston and Will Stew (aka the Norfolk Beach Cleaners Collective).

Collectively we cover a large area around the Norfolk coast. Shell has been doing this for the last 9 years with North Norfolk beach cleans and there are now more of us joining her in organising group beach cleans around the Norfolk coast.

We all come from differ backgrounds and all have different reasons why we're passionate about beach cleaning - We all share one common goal! TO SAVE THE OCEAN!

On the beach clean, we covered an area between Sheringham and Spalla Gap towards Weybourne that was in need of our attention and efforts clearing this debris from the beach.

We were joined by 22 volunteers, and collected a number of crab/lobster pots along with other marine debris.

The litter collected was recorded by Elizabeth & co and fed back to the Marine Debris Project which is run by Marine Debris Working Group and funded by Natural England.

Collaboration is vital if you want to make a difference! And hopefully from this research and data collected for this project, changes in the fishing industry might be made!

The Sheringham golf club kindly allowed us access to a trailer on their land to put the multiple lobster pots and rubbish sacks.

I haven't done a beach clean at Sheringham before, it's quite different to the beaches on the East coast!

For starters it's an all pebble/shingle beach. And there's a lot more bones / carcases, crab & lobster shells and the majority of the litter found was fishing gear!

Crab/lobster pots, plastic coatings from the crab pots, fishing line/net...

I also happened to stumble across a heart shaped whelk egg case, the day before Valentines day of all days!

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