Saving Marine Wildlife by Removing Plastics from Beaches One Wave at a Time.
Ocean Blue is planning a 10-year project to remove over 31% of microplastic from the Oregon Coast in hope that the plastic will not out-numbers the fish in the Sea. We are doing this because it makes sense to remove plastics where they first enter the ocean around dense coastal economic and population land base centers where there is a lot of marine life
We are cleaning up beaches, rivers, and urban waterways, with high goals to remove the plastics before they have had a chance to do any harm to marine wildlife.
We have studied the best places to deploy the most rubbish. Our goal is to host as many communities and service learning clean-up projects to remove the largest volume of microplastics, and to prevent the most harm to wildlife and ecosystems.
We need to clean up ocean plastics, and ultimately this should be achieved by stopping the land source of pollution flowing into urban streams, then into rivers, then ultimately the World’s Ocean. However, this solution will not happen overnight, and without a doubt, a temporary solution is needed, and clean-up projects and community education with change this if we act now.
Floating plastic waste ranging from bags, bottles, and caps, fibers and ‘microbeads’ wash out into the oceans from rivers and sewers, while larger plastics are broken down into smaller fragments that can last for hundreds to thousands of years. Fragments of all sizes are swallowed by marine life and enter the food chain, disrupting fragile ecosystems.
Researchers from Imperial College looked at the so-called Great Pacific garbage patch - an area of open ocean in the North Pacific - which has an unusually large area of microplastics. The patch is enclosed by ocean currents that concentrate the plastics into an area estimated to be larger than twice the size of the United Kingdom.
Ocean Blue will be hosting beach & river cleanups, and we need your help by volunteering or supporting this action for the cause to save both marine and wildlife. Your donation will provide education through service learning projects design to remove rubbish on our coast before the high tide washes it back to Sea.
River and Urban Stream Cleanups, removing it at the sources and before it flows into the ocean and harms marine wildlife.
Removing plastics from city’s near beaches and waterways, by getting rid of plastic bags, and single-use plastics, like water bottles, plastic bags, coffee cup plastic lids, straws, and lowering city street litter.
Thank you for your shared belief for our environment, your donation, you just made a whale of a difference!
Annual Spring Coast Volunteer Beach Cleanup April 21, 2018
Giving Back to Nature, Join with Ocean Blue and let's give back to The World's Ocean!