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Michelle Morris - Tidal Tao
Snorkeling to encourage and motivate people to help look after nature and our future generations.
Every time people participate in our activities (snorkel safari, rocky shore walk or marine biology trip) it gives us the opportunity to encourage and motivate people to help look after nature and our future generations.
Yes, the whole trash situation can be extremely disheartening, but when we talk about a brighter future, show them a healthy ecosystem and a not so healthy ecosystem, people get interested, want to learn and help make a positive difference.
One of the problems we are facing is nurdles. Every beach we have stood foot on has nurdles. Sadly most people think they are shells or stones, but it's the raw form of plastic. The longer nurdles stay in the ecosystem, the more toxic they get. Hardly anyone takes the time to get nurdles or microplastics off the beach. It's either too much to handle or not visible enough to get people to look and clean up so we have made a little video clip on an easy and effective way to get them off the beach.
I know it's not making a huge impact, but sometimes it's the small things that count. I have a 4-year-old who enjoys helping me with it. It has become a game to her and it's something anyone can do. The more people we can get to do this, the better for all of us.