🏄🏼♀️foreshore festival🏄🏽♂️ raw straw is gonna be at the foreshore festival hosted by @tidewaylondon , come and see the #supersewer machines, free rover tours, paddle board with @active360sup, search for creatures with @thames21 and much more! this sunday, september 23rd at putney embankment and other locations along the #thames
Each and every day we spend time at the beach, it’s our daily ritual and it sets us up for whatever that day might bring. we are so passionate about sharing knowledge to preserve the beauty and benefits of our oceans so we are supporting our amazing friends @consciousactionnz to bring you this experience. we’ll be aboard a boat for 3 hours with @aucklandwhaleanddolphinsafari learning where things at with the health of our oceans and everything that we can do as individuals to preserve them for future generations. it’s happening saturday september 29 and space on the boat is limited so be sure to book in soon so you don’t miss out via @consciousactionnz . xx sarah 🖤 🌊
"a tail slap also known as “lobtailing” is the act of a whale or dolphin lifting its tail flukes out of the water and forcefully slapping them onto the surface of the water, often repetitively, resulting in a loud slap. large whales, such as humpbacks, tend to lobtail by positioning themselves vertically downwards into the water and slapping the surface by bending the tail stock.
while there are many theories on why whales lobtail including attracting the opposite sex, aggressive posturing to ward off males, communicating with other whales, scaring prey, defense or play, a more plausible suggestion relating mostly to humpback whales, is a means of foraging. as a humpback lobtail’s, the hypothesis is the loud noise causes fish to become frightened, resulting in a tightened school, making it easier for the humpbacks to feed." - goddess whale watch, monterey ca 🐳
Here is our material type results from our marine conservation society great british beach clean at meal beach with hamnavoe primary school!
beach cleans are vital and beach surveys are important too! @mcs_uk beach clean surveys have been paramount in finding our what litter is on our beaches and therefore leading to changes in legislation to reduce the use of these items. this is why we are proud of joining in!
plastic makes up a massive 95.6% of what we found in burra, with over 27% of identifiable waste coming from fishing sources, and another 26% of waste being non-sourced items, such as lumps of plastic with no clear origin. among the bruck, we found four dead birds, one of them sadly entangled in fishing net.
thank you so much to all the volunteered who helped remove a total of one thousand, one hundred and forty three items from the beach! that's 1,143 less items of plastic polluting our oceans and harming our wildlife. 💚