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Cornwall's Big Spring Beach Clean

Storm Portreath

Published by the Pirate FM News Team at 7:01am 29th March 2014.

Cornwall cleans up after the storms.

Hundreds of volunteers will turn out at Duchy beaches this weekend for the SAS 'Big Spring Beach Clean'.

Surfers Against Sewage is warning washed-up rubbish puts off visitors and can put marine life and pets at risk too.

Dom Ferris from the St Agnes group says the storms made more people aware of how much marine litter there is: "Seventy percent of marine litter sinks to the ocean floor so up until recently, we've only really been seeing fifteen to twenty percent of the litter wash-up on our beaches but these storms have reanimated this litter and caused huge, devastating dumps.

"(It has a )Horrible impact upon marine killing over a million seabirds each year from ingestion and entanglement. Over a hundred thousand seals, dolphins and turtles die each year and there's kind of darker more worrying signs of harmful chemicals making their way into our food chain."

List of beach cleans.

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