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.