Balnakeil pollution Report 16-06-2019

For the last month, pollution has been coming at a relatively constant rate just under 3 kg/day. Very few large items are being found but rather a lot of fragments of plastic bottles, wrappings and the sort. It takes longer to collect but needs removed too since it is not less dangerous. Ingestion of microplastics is very harmful for wildlife as most of you might know. We have conducted 2 new dissections of birds (Razorbill and guillemot) but both bird seemed to have lost the content of their stomachs, they were entirely cleared of fluids.

Pollution recovery rates are twice higher than last year during the same period. The weather could be responsible with lots of northerlies but most probably the work of our beach ranger helps gathering more pollution before it goes back to the sea.