12 October, 2015 12 October, 2015

Preserving Durban’s Marine Life

After having attended a presentation at Ushaka Marine World, explaining that turtles mistake light plastic for food with fatal consequences, Durban based dad Warren Lawlor and his two sons, Luke and Jack, got to work cleaning up the surrounding beach. By documenting their efforts, Warren gains entry into our Tuffy Beach Clean-Up competition, which puts him in the running to win a brand new shred stick compliments of Firewire and Share The Stoke Foundation.

Warren and his two laaities, Jack and Luke, stoked with their efforts!

“My eight year old son, Jack, after having visited Ushaka Marine World and learning the tragic truth about turtles and plastic, searched for every piece of light plastic he could find! My ten year old son, Luke, was moved to write a poem:”

It took quite long but it was fun
And here’s a poem from a ten year old son.
I was not so enthusiastic at first
But towards the end my enthusiasm got a burst
There was almost no rubbish left on the beach!
And that, was our goal to reach.

One happy family looking out for other aquatic families by clearing Addigton Beach of all light plastic.

With holiday season approaching, Durbs is going to need all the help it can get to deal with the extra influx of tourists and the added litter that comes with it.

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