A great danger to the inhabitants of the coral reefs!
|Fishing gear a danger to marine life on the reefs!
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to "Under the Sea" from the film the "Little Mermaid"
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Caribbean Marine Circulation of Garbage
Non-flammable aerosol insectide can found on a North Side beach after a north easter. It is used to fumigate commercial aircraft
The John Gray Recyclers are busy studying Marine Dispersal of Garbage. We were lucky enough to be able to participate in the
Caribbean Marine Circulation Project which was carried out by the Ocean Conservancy, in Washington, DC, USA. We found a vial
on a beach at North Side, Grand Cayman, which had travelled from the Cayman/Cuban marine boundary. We are eagerly awaiting
the results of this study.
We are presently doing our own study of Caribbean Marine Dispersal of Garbage. We have just found an empty aerosol can on
this same beach at North Side, Grand Cayman. This can was empty but had contained an insecticide. It stated on the can that
it was for use in large commercial aeroplanes. There was French writing on the can and we traced the can's manufacture to
a company in France. We are very excited because we have received an email from the company in Paris, France, and they have
signed our Guestbook. We are now attempting to find out where this can came from and how long it had been in the sea.
If anyone can give us any information on the above aerosol can we would be very grateful.
Are there any other schools/organisations out there who are also doing the same research as us? Maybe we could unite and make
one team to study the Marine Dispersal of Garbage in the Caribbean area on a regular basis.
Please contact us by email if you are able to help us/join us in this research. The Ocean Conservancy in Washington DC, is
involved in many projects to save our marine environment from destruction by wasteful and destructive practices. They are
working along with other organisations and are doing a wonderful job to save our marine life from destruction.
Please follow the link below to find out very valuable information on Marine Conservation or just follow the link above this
article to 'www.coralreefs.com'!
Visit the Ocean Conservancy site
Science Exhibition Recycling Project by Kadie Ebanks, Angeline Manderson and Priscilla Souza. Year of the Oceans - 1998