You’re invited to join in a beach clean up day that can help protect marine wildlife!
The annual event will engage the community with Melbourne Zoo’s Seal the Loop program, helping clean up coastal areas & reduce the risk of marine wildlife entanglement in waste, particularly fishing line.
Get involved in an exciting afternoon of beach activities on 16 November at 2pm in two locations:
Blairgowrie: Scott’s Shed, Blairgowrie Yacht Squadron
Partners: Whitecliffs to Camerons Bight Foreshore, Rye Primary school
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Wear something blue to show your support and don’t forget a hat, sunscreen and comfortable walking shoes.
Fishing line entanglements result in the death of more than 1,400 seals a year in Australia.
In 2012 Melbourne Zoo responded to more than 80 marine mammals and birds that had become entangled in somebody’s waste. Most of these were caused by fishing line.
Seal the Loop bins are specially designed and installed in selected fishing locations, making it easy for anglers to ensure their waste never harms wildlife. The bins are made from recycled plastic collected at Melbourne Zoo.
Find a Seal the Loop bin near you!