An update from the Ranger in Charge

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This week at Macquarie Island: 1 June 2012

The monthly marine debris survey was conducted at Bauer Bay on 30 May 2012. The total number of items collected was 350, less than the average for the past 12 months which is 647 items. Persistent snow followed by persistent rain may have contributed to the lower than average result.

An example of what was washed up on the beach: glass fragments, plastic bottles and tops, packaging, timber, plastic bags,  and netting fragments. Materials could have come from anywhere in the world and been in the water for many many months.

Robby and Jim on their way to Bauer Bay
Robby and Jim on their way to Bauer Bay
(Photo: Richard Dakin)
Passing by one of the lakes
Passing by one of the lakes
(Photo: Richard Dakin)
Debris survey and clean up begins
Debris survey and clean up begins
(Photo: Richard Dakin)
Collecting marine debris and recording findings
Collecting marine debris and recording findings
(Photo: Richard Dakin)
Job done homeward bound
Job done. Homeward bound
(Photo: Richard Dakin)
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