Tuesday, 7 August 2012

Plastic Nurdle Spill – Trawling for Nurdles on 7 August 2012

The following photographs show the results of spending 10 minutes trawling for Nurdles through small debris patches on the surface of the sea in Nim Shue Wan Bay, Lantau on 7 August 2012 using a Koi net deployed from a sampan (the mesh of the Koi net is small enough to catch Nurdles). No visible sea life was caught during this trawl.

Debris patch on surface of the sea.

Nurdles floating in debris patch.

Koi net

Koi net deployed from very slow moving sampan.

 Nurdles and other debris collected after 10 minutes.

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