When out at sea, you always spot some interesting. We always search for sealife while out on our catamaran and are lucky to spot dolphins, turtles or even Mola Mola! Lisa teamed up this summer with the Malta National Aquarium and actively searched for sealife and held an interview with children who visited the Aquarium.
We feel unlucky when it’s plastic that we find along our journey. And this happens more than you would think.
Inflatable watertoys, foil balloons and empty bottles, blow off the beaches into the sea.
The fishing industry also contributes a lot to a disturbing quality of our sea. Unfortunately most of the turtles we spotted were tangled in fishing lines or nets.
We try to save them but sometimes it’s just not possible. Our last attempt was a turtle that was tangled to a fishing line and a fish! The fish was very vivid and pulled the turtle down all the times when we approached.
Plastic pollution does not only impact sea life, it also carries toxic pollutants into the food chain and eventually this ends up on our plate! Let us all contribute and pick up everything you can, before it enters our sea. Even though it’s a small contribution, it‘a part of a BIG picture!
We support The Ocean Cleanup, a non-profit organization, who is developing and scaling technologies to rid the world’s oceans of plastic. They are successful with cleaning up the Great Pacific garbage patch and will continuous expand their work.