Sunday, July 14, 2019

Plastic Priorities

Hey Guys,

Typical Mornings ;)
We have officially completed 3 weeks at Save The Harbor Save The Bay, that sure went by fast. This week was a struggle since it was a holiday weekend and Boston was still on vacation mode. Some Days without shade in the hot sun, the crabs hiding way down below, hooks getting stuck, regardless I still enjoyed all of it. The afternoons at BCM is when crabs came out to party and the rare catch of a Striped Bass the size of our touch tank caught the attention of onlookers was the best. To see the eager faces of all the little kids that learn how to fish for the first time or muster up the courage to touch one of the Green crabs we’ve caught brings everyone joy, knowing that we made an impact. So far I’ve met people from all across the country and world visiting the beautiful city of Boston, hopefully, one day we switch roles.

Yeaaa I'm not sitting on this 

Alrighty, I got a question, What did the lobsterman say when his crate turned up empty? It a-piers we have a problem...HAHAHA, funny right, oh-no okay. Well, lobstermen did indeed once have a problem, Boston Harbor has come a long way from the early 1900s. One way to prove this is the fact that residents can enjoy a nice swim at any of our urban beaches and marine life have once again begun to show healthy signs of living. However, it is 2019 and our world uses an unhealthy amount of plastic that is not biodegradable that ends up in our oceans heavily affecting marine life everywhere, Boston is no exception to this. Just this week at BCM the team and I pulled out an entire chair out of the harbor with the help of Boston Line, an organization that helps in maritime-related services around the ports. The BCM team tries our best to reel in plastic trash or any other objects that float past us. There is still work to be done and we as humans need to do something fast about pollution in our oceans.

look at that cast phew!
We share this world with millions of other species and too often we forget or disregard this reality. Well, this is a reality, there should not be an island made out of waste and plastic in the middle of the Pacific ocean. Marine animals like whales shouldn't be found with tons of plastic inside them or turtles with beer can holders around their necks. Scientists say there's a possibility of there being more plastic than fish in the seas by 2050. So what I’m trying to say small acts like not littering, picking up trash you see on the floor, recycling can really make a difference for future generations. Show the world what you got!

Best of luck to all of us,
Jay G.

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