We love to see when a community can come together for one main, important mission: to help clean the beach! That is exactly what happened in Araranguá, Brazil. Volunteers focused their efforts on the coastline, pier, and grassy area surrounding Morros dos Conventos in Santa Catarina to help out their local beach.
After a chilly morning of cleaning, each volunteer returned with a hemp bag filled with trash. Altogether, everyone was able to collect around 220 pounds of trash! We are so proud of everyone who came out to help make a difference! Most of the trash that was found were all various plastics. This acts as a reminder just how problematic plastic pollution can be in our environment. Check out the video below to watch how the day went!
Ocean plastic poses a serious hazard to wildlife. Manatees are commonly entangled in monofilament fishing line as they graze and explore their environment, which can lead to infections or be fatal. After reading Una’s story, we knew she was the manatee for us. This is her story.
Algal blooms are natural events that, for the most part, actually benefit ocean life. Algae is a type of plant that lives in both the ocean and freshwater, acting as a source of food and energy that powers entire food chains. But there are many different kinds of algae...and not all of them are beneficial. Discover what 4ocean is doing to address the harmful algal blooms affecting both of Florida's coasts.
As we got closer to the ocean floor, we began to approach a reef; this reef was nothing short of epic. The colours were bright and everything appeared to be healthy with marine life flourishing... that was until the current changed. Within seconds, this heaving reef became surrounded with plastic and rubbish.