In November, the first samplings were conducted to assess the abundance of plastic and microplastics in coastal areas of the program. The visit was carried out by the project team at Kremmydes Beach which, in addition to the sampling, it was cleaned.
At the same time, there was a visit to a colony of Mediterranean Shags, where the existence of plastics in the nests was examined, followed by their removal from them. In addition, plastics were removed from the islet that hosts the colony. Unfortunately, birds use plastic materials for the construction of their nests, which can be particularly dangerous for chicks.
Kremmydes beach cleaning
Plastic removed from Mediterranean Shag colony
Mediterranean Shag nest with plastics