Meet @ Morro Bay State Park Marina & Santa Rosa Park
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During this week, we will be conducting beach transects along several local beaches, that experience varying levels of human activity. We will conduct surveys of the type and variety ( convenience store, fast food, grocer) of trash found on the beaches left by visitors. In addition we will be conducting surveys of the beach sand along the high tide line (the wrack) for smaller plastic debris washed ashore. We will compile and analyze the data to see if we can draw any inferences about the impact of plastics in marine ecosystems. Our research activity is adopted from the University of Florida's Sea Grant Program and NOAA's Marine Sanctuary Debris Monitoring Guideline.