Jonas Fineman has been at sea for much of the last seven months: cleaning up beaches, showing tourists the marine wonders of our area and as the captain of a scientific research vessel. He returned home briefly last week, before setting out again for the waters off southern Vancouver Island.Continue reading Beach clean-ups, the Misty Isles and life between two worlds
The Campbell River Association of Tour Operators finished (CRATO) cleaning up Vancouver Island’s shoreline from Comox to Chatham Point, at the entrance of the Johnstone Strait, and is now working in the northern Discovery Islands.Continue reading Cleaning-up the shoreline from Comox to the northern Discovery Islands
A massive beach clean-up is underway in the intertidal zones of the Southern Discovery Islands.
“The volume of debris we are finding is mind blowing. We are focusing on larger items instead of the tiny little microplastics. We’re trying to get the larger items out before they become the microplastics,” explained Breanne Quesnel. “I know we have some very responsible aquaculture operations in our region, but the amount of aquaculture debris is mind boggling: styrofoam, trays; baskets; nettings and things that have just gotten away at one point – or derelict sites.”Continue reading Beach clean-up in Southern Discovery Islands