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Marine Debris Washing Ashore At Hanauma Bay

Marine Debris is a huge problem for all Hawaiian Islands, and even a marine conservation district like Hanauma Bay is not immune. The strong south and east swells over the last few weeks have brought a lot of marine debris into the far end of Hanauma Bay. Unfortunately, this was too much for our volunteers to handle this morning, so NOAA have been called to pick up the masses of derelict fishing nets and lines. Many thanks to those volunteers who picked up the smaller pieces and even sifted micro plastics out of the sand! Every little bit we picked up will not be washed back into the ocean, where plastics cause extreme hazards and health risks to so many wonderful creatures!