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Sharks Educational Institute Coastal Marine Cleanup
8 June @ 11:00 am - 1:30 pm WEST
Due to human activity, global warming, overfishing and plastic pollution have put out ocean in great danger.
Science taught us that sharks play a vital role in maintaining the marine balance and the health of the ocean waters across the entire planet.
However, between 63 and 273 million sharks still being killed annually and research has shown already that some shark populations have decreased by approximately 90% to 99%!
Plastic pollution in the ocean is today a huge problem, not only for the entire marine life but for all human beings.
People and organisations around the world are joining efforts in many different initiatives to help to reduce the direct and indirect anthropogenic causes of declining shark population, and the survival of our oceans biodiversity.
But you can do more! Joining our event together with many other volunteers, you can also bring your own solutions to help to control and reduce this problem!
Thursday June 8, we volunteer in Portugal on a new Coastal Marine Cleanup initiative at Magoito Beach, in Sintra, Portugal, between 11:00a.m. – 1:30p.m.
If you wish to volunteer please, send us a private message with your name and contact.
Please, remember to wear suitable clothing and comfortable footwear – don’t forget to bring your hat, warm and comfortable cloths, headgear or sunglasses. Depending the weather, please remember to wrap up something warmer as sometimes the wind on the beach can make it chilly!
Neither must you forget a bottle of water, snacks and a drink in a reusable bottle – including briefings and debriefings, some activities and Cleanups take between 2 and 3 hours. So, don’t forget to drink water regularly!
If you have your own kind of gardening gloves, we also appreciate if you can bring them with you. Always use your gloves to pick up litter. If you don’t have your own gloves, no worries, we have several you can borrow or you can do another thing, like working on the classification of the litter collected. Get help if you need to lift something heavy.
Our team may well have a First Aid Kit, but to be on the safe side pop some plasters and painkillers in your beach cleaning bag too. And always watch your step on slippery rocks and mud flats.