Winning Photo Submission!
Title: Think Blue.
About thirty pounds of marine debris, left on a mere quarter-mile stretch of Maine coastline in just a few days, spelled out to read “THINK BLUE.”
“On Broad Cove, a coastline in southern Maine, plastic marine debris is more common than rock crabs, anemones, and seagulls combined. Hundreds of pounds accumulate each month. Although plastic bottles, plastic lighters, plastic cups, plastic shotgun casings, plastic caps, plastic fishing equipment, plastic wrap, plastic ties and ribbons are most common, abandoned lobster traps and mountains of fishing rope also line this beach and many others. Society has made a large and well-needed emphasis on going green. Looking at the damage that our waste has made on the ocean is yet another motivation to stop buying single-use plastic water bottles and to bring reusable bags to the grocery store. That Poland Spring water bottle you brought to class yesterday can easily end up in the ocean or a landfill. So, think blue and go green.”